Mermaids data breach

It has come to our attention that Mermaids was apparently responsible for a serious data breach in which 450 email chains from 2016 and 2017 were shared. We understand these included information relating to families supported by the charity. Mermaids has posted a statement on their website, apologising for the breach and stating they have been working with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

If you have been affected and are distressed by this, or have concerns that you would like to raise with our service, please do get in touch. To be clear, this breach has nothing to do with the Gender Identity Development Service. We have never shared patient information with Mermaids.