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Gender Identity Resources for Young People

For resources relating to sexuality (lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual), please see   sexuality

Here are the resources we found for gender identity for young people:

What Does It Mean To Be Transgender?

This short video covers what it means to be trans. While this sounds like quite a simple topic, there’s a lot of different conversations to be had within this topic. For example, what is trans*, what is genderqueer, small changes like clothing or pronouns, how to go about changing your name and, how tell your parents or carers.

Growing up LGBT: Friends, and Mental Health

Young people from the X2Y Youth Group in Wolverhampton, including gay, transgender, and non-binary youngsters, discuss the challenges of growing up as an LGBT youngster. How do schools deal with homophobic bullying? Is the school curriculum, including PSHE and sex education heteronormative and ignorant of the needs of LGBT students? What is the effect on a young person’s mental health?

What is Heteronormativity?

Heteronormativity is the belief that being straight is the only ‘normal’ sexuality and that people are only one of two genders. Beckii and Calum join Childling to discuss how this view of society can affect us all.

Trans Identity

There can be a lot of confusion around trans topics. In this video, Steph has joined Childline to talk about trans identity, challenges trans people face everyday, and where to go when you need help.

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The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Gender Identity Development Service

The Gender Identity Development Service is a highly specialised clinic for young people presenting with difficulties with their gender identity. They help young people explore their feelings about their gender, and choose the path that best suits their ideals and needs. They are supported by NHS England.

Gendered Intelligence

Gendered Intelligence is a not-for-profit community program supporting trans people with a focus on young trans people. This support comes in many forms from programs to engage young trans people such as camping trips, support for parents and carers of trans people, and finally they offer a variety of training courses for those who work in health and social care or teaching who may wish to broaden their knowledge about gender diversity and the trans community.

Mermaids

Mermaids aims to support children, young people, and their familes to achieve a happier life in the face of great adversity. Mermaids aims to raise awareness about gender nonconformity in children and young people amongst professionals and the general public. They also campaign for the recognition of gender dyphoria in young people and lobby for improvements in professional services.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

The Feel Happy with my Gender Fix

The Feel Happy with my Gender Fix brings together the work of transgender and genderfluid young people from around the country who want better recognition and support for those who are discovering their gender. It is the result of a series of workshops in the UK regions and a major event in London on the 23rd of November 2016.

Transgender Identity

Transgender describes people who feel that the sex they were assigned at birth doesn’t match how they feel inside. For example, someone who was born as a girl but has always felt like a boy. If you feel like this, Childline is here to give you help and support if you ever need it. The webpage covers; what transgender means, advice on figuring out whether you are transgender, coming out as transgender, transitioning and dealing with transphobia and bullying.

Discrimination and Equal Opportunities

Treating someone unfairly because of who they are or what they believe in is called discrimination. Equal opporunities are about making sure this doesn’t happen, and that everyone is treated fairly. On this webpage, you can find about what you need to know about discrimination, discrimination in sport, and what you should do if you’re being discriminated against.

Blog / personal article

Tips for Trans Individuals During Christmas

Christmas is such a stressful and emotional time for everybody, especial those who identify as transgender. Early stages of transition can be tough due to the changes you are going through, as well as how your family and friends might react.

What Does It Mean To Be Transgender?

This short video covers what it means to be trans. While this sounds like quite a simple topic, there’s a lot of different conversations to be had within this topic. For example, what is trans*, what is genderqueer, small changes like clothing or pronouns, how to go about changing your name and, how tell your parents or carers.

Growing up LGBT: Friends, and Mental Health

Young people from the X2Y Youth Group in Wolverhampton, including gay, transgender, and non-binary youngsters, discuss the challenges of growing up as an LGBT youngster. How do schools deal with homophobic bullying? Is the school curriculum, including PSHE and sex education heteronormative and ignorant of the needs of LGBT students? What is the effect on a young person’s mental health?

What is Heteronormativity?

Heteronormativity is the belief that being straight is the only ‘normal’ sexuality and that people are only one of two genders. Beckii and Calum join Childling to discuss how this view of society can affect us all.

Organisation View all organisations

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Gender Identity Development Service

The Gender Identity Development Service is a highly specialised clinic for young people presenting with difficulties with their gender identity. They help young people explore their feelings about their gender, and choose the path that best suits their ideals and needs. They are supported by NHS England.

Gendered Intelligence

Gendered Intelligence is a not-for-profit community program supporting trans people with a focus on young trans people. This support comes in many forms from programs to engage young trans people such as camping trips, support for parents and carers of trans people, and finally they offer a variety of training courses for those who work in health and social care or teaching who may wish to broaden their knowledge about gender diversity and the trans community.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

The Feel Happy with my Gender Fix

The Feel Happy with my Gender Fix brings together the work of transgender and genderfluid young people from around the country who want better recognition and support for those who are discovering their gender. It is the result of a series of workshops in the UK regions and a major event in London on the 23rd of November 2016.

Transgender Identity

Transgender describes people who feel that the sex they were assigned at birth doesn’t match how they feel inside. For example, someone who was born as a girl but has always felt like a boy. If you feel like this, Childline is here to give you help and support if you ever need it. The webpage covers; what transgender means, advice on figuring out whether you are transgender, coming out as transgender, transitioning and dealing with transphobia and bullying.

Blog / personal article

Tips for Trans Individuals During Christmas

Christmas is such a stressful and emotional time for everybody, especial those who identify as transgender. Early stages of transition can be tough due to the changes you are going through, as well as how your family and friends might react.

What Does It Mean To Be Transgender?

This short video covers what it means to be trans. While this sounds like quite a simple topic, there’s a lot of different conversations to be had within this topic. For example, what is trans*, what is genderqueer, small changes like clothing or pronouns, how to go about changing your name and, how tell your parents or carers.

Growing up LGBT: Friends, and Mental Health

Young people from the X2Y Youth Group in Wolverhampton, including gay, transgender, and non-binary youngsters, discuss the challenges of growing up as an LGBT youngster. How do schools deal with homophobic bullying? Is the school curriculum, including PSHE and sex education heteronormative and ignorant of the needs of LGBT students? What is the effect on a young person’s mental health?

What is Heteronormativity?

Heteronormativity is the belief that being straight is the only ‘normal’ sexuality and that people are only one of two genders. Beckii and Calum join Childling to discuss how this view of society can affect us all.

Organisation View all organisations

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

Gender Identity Development Service

The Gender Identity Development Service is a highly specialised clinic for young people presenting with difficulties with their gender identity. They help young people explore their feelings about their gender, and choose the path that best suits their ideals and needs. They are supported by NHS England.

Gendered Intelligence

Gendered Intelligence is a not-for-profit community program supporting trans people with a focus on young trans people. This support comes in many forms from programs to engage young trans people such as camping trips, support for parents and carers of trans people, and finally they offer a variety of training courses for those who work in health and social care or teaching who may wish to broaden their knowledge about gender diversity and the trans community.

The Youth Wellbeing Directory from the Anna Freud Centre

(Featured resource)The Youth Wellbeing Directory is an online directory of organisations that support young people with a wide range of mental health and wellbeing issues. You can search by postcode or keywords, and quickly find the details of local organisations and services that can support the needs of young people and families.

The Feel Happy with my Gender Fix

The Feel Happy with my Gender Fix brings together the work of transgender and genderfluid young people from around the country who want better recognition and support for those who are discovering their gender. It is the result of a series of workshops in the UK regions and a major event in London on the 23rd of November 2016.

Transgender Identity

Transgender describes people who feel that the sex they were assigned at birth doesn’t match how they feel inside. For example, someone who was born as a girl but has always felt like a boy. If you feel like this, Childline is here to give you help and support if you ever need it. The webpage covers; what transgender means, advice on figuring out whether you are transgender, coming out as transgender, transitioning and dealing with transphobia and bullying.

Blog / personal article

Tips for Trans Individuals During Christmas

Christmas is such a stressful and emotional time for everybody, especial those who identify as transgender. Early stages of transition can be tough due to the changes you are going through, as well as how your family and friends might react.