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Gender and Relationship Diversity 

Open Minds is a counselling service in Doncaster who often support children, young people and adults who are trans or gender non-conforming. 

We are trying to find out what under 18s in Doncaster would like to see in terms of support around their developing gender identity and gender expression. 


We are particularly interested in the ways in which gender non-conforming young people may need different support, and want to find out as much as we can in order to work out what support young people: 


1) need / want 

2) would be willing or able to access 

3) would struggle to access, for example if their parents don't know their true gender identity 


If you are under 18 (or able to complete the form with your child) please fill in our research form so that we can try to bring positive changes to Doncaster for LGTQ kids. 

We know there is a lack of support for children who are gender non-conforming, but have done our best to find sources of support and include them here: - LGBT Youth Hub Doncaster 


Gender Identity Development Service - GIDS 


Gender & identity: kids & teens | Raising Children Network 


Homepage - Mermaids ( 


Supporting Trans Young People ( 


Transgender Help and Support » Doncaster Pride 


Clinics and resources for trans and non-binary people | Terrence Higgins Trust ( 


Trans Unite | Find a Transgender Support Group in Your Area 


TransBarnsley | Barnsley | Facebook 


The Beaumont Society | Help and support for the transgendered community 


Youth Groups | Gendered Intelligence 


SAYiT (Sheena Amos Youth Trust) | LGBTQ+ Youth Charity | Sheffield, England 


Support for mental health for children in general: 


Get Support | Childline 0800 1111 


Young people | Emotional health resources | Mental health | Samaritans 


How to Help Children Suffering From Depression & Anxiety | NSPCC 


Suicide - Voices in The Middle - For Young People When Parents Split Up 


Suicidal thoughts | Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) ( 


Suicidal Feelings | Help And Advice For Young People | YoungMinds 


Useful contacts - 11-18 year old's mental health - Mind 


Open Minds Counselling Services 

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