Alex and Sammy's story As part of #ProjectHappy we spoke to LGBTQ+ people who have been affected by mental health issues. Since coming out as trans to his mum, Alex has been on an intense journey which has not only improved his mental health dramatically, but made his relationship with Sammy even stronger. Here the pair talk about Alex's experience of mental health before and after he came out, and how their special bond has grown. What Next? Support Mermaids is a UK-based charity that supports trans and gender-diverse children and their families. If you think you could benefit from their support, you can contact them on 0808 801 0400, Mon-Fri, 9am - 9pm. You can also email any inquiries to [email protected]. Gendered Intelligence is a not-for-profit that specialises in helping young trans people under the age of 21. Assistance includes trans youth programmes and support for parents and carers. You can contact them through this form.