Welcome to TransKids.nl

This is the homepage of the Trans Kids Mental Health research project, based at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, Department of Clinical Developmental Psychology. This research is funded by a European Research Council grant awarded to Prof. Lydia Krabbendam. For information about the other research this grant is funding, please visit so-connect.net (in Dutch).

We are recruiting transgender children (5-18) and their parents to participate in an online study to investigate the factors that underlie the mental health inequalities experienced by trans youth. If this is you, please visit transkids.nl/#participate

Information about the findings of this project will be uploaded to this page in due course.

For any questions about the research, please email r.j.walsh@vu.nl.

Two Ways to Participate

Option 1 is to enter your email below to receive your unique link to participate in our study. We will NEVER store or share your email with anyone else, and will only send you one email. You can then follow the links in the email when you’re at a computer (not a mobile device) to participate.

We'll never store or share your email with anyone else and only use it to send you the survey-links.

Option 2 is to navigate directly to the website from your web browser on a laptop or desktop computer. Click here to go directly to the questionnaire, or copy this url:

Important! Please watch out for the link to your child’s part of the questionnaire, which will appear at the end of your part of the questionnaire.

Participation Information

We are recruiting transgender children (5-18) and their parents to participate in an online study to investigate the factors that underlie the mental health inequalities experienced by trans youth. To participate, you will need access to a computer with an internet connection and a keyboard (i.e. not a mobile device such as a phone or tablet; laptops are fine). The study should take around 20 minutes to complete for the parent part, and about 10 minutes for the child part.

Please enter a valid email address above to receive unique links to both parts of the questionnaire: one part is for the trans child, and one part is for their primary care-giving parent. Your email address will be handled securely, and WILL NOT be stored after the email has been sent. The questionnaire will not automatically gather any identifying information, so that your anonymity is protected.

Participation in this research is voluntary. You have the right to withdraw at any point during the study, for any reason, and without any prejudice. If you would like to contact the researcher running the study to discuss this research, please e-mail Reubs Walsh at r.j.walsh@vu.nl. Reubs is a European Research Council funded researcher at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.