School of Education and Social Work

Transgender Awareness


Sparkle is a national transgender charity which organises the 'Sparkle Weekend' celebration in July oevery year as well as other events throughout the year to actively promote fundraising and Trans awareness. Sparkle was registered in 2011 after several successful years of the Sparkle Celebration weekend. Sparkle also supports Trans rights and the positive representation of Trans people in the UK and worldwide.

Mermaids UK

Mermaids UK provides family and individual support for gender diverse and transgender children and young people.

All About Trans

The website All About Trans has collated a list of support and community organisations in the UK that work with trans and non-binary people of all ages. Many regional LGBTQ+ organisations across the UK offer specific support for trans people and often carry out training and awareness-raising events.


Mental health wellbeing charity, Together, works to ensure that people with mental health issues have the right and the abilities to lead independent, fulfilling lives as part of their communities. They offer a wide variety of support to help people deal with the personal and practical impacts of mental health issues from one-to-one support, to supported accommodation and making sure people understand and are able to express their needs in their dealings with official bodies. Together has a page on its website of listings of organisations offering support and guidance for transgender individuals.

Trans in Higher Education