04/02/2016 05:55 GMT | Updated 05/02/2016 05:59 GMT

8 Trans People Deliver Emotional And Inspiring Messages To Their Younger Selves

We asked eight trans people to address their younger selves - and give the advice and hindsight they wished they could have known when they were teenagers.

Many young people struggle with their identity and body confidence - a struggle which can become even greater for those who realise they are transgender.

Nikki Hayden, CJ Bruce, Evie Andrew and Sabah Choudrey, all 25, Kate Adair who's 31, 28-year-old Lola Olson, who is currently raising money for surgery, 35-year-old Fox Fisher and Jacob Bayliss, 24, all took part.

With transgender awareness being one of the most talked about topics of last year - thanks in part to Caitlyn Jenner and Kellie Maloney - HuffPost UK set out to find young trans people who wanted to open up about their experiences of transitioning.

Watch the moving video above.

With thanks to:

  • All About Trans is a project that promotes trans voices in the media and improves media representation and understanding of trans people including the issues they may face in education and healthcare.
  • Student Pride, a national event for LGBT students from all over the UK.
  • My Genderation, an ongoing documentary film project, aired on YouTube, giving trans people a platform

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Useful websites and helplines:

  • The Gender Trust supports anyone affected by gender identity | 01527 894 838
  • Mermaids offers information, support, friendship and shared experiences for young people with gender identity issues | 0208 1234819
  • LGBT Youth Scotland is the largest youth and community-based organisation for LGBT people in Scotland. Text 07786 202 370
  • Gires provides information for trans people, their families and professionals who care for them | 01372 801554
  • Depend provides support, advice and information for anyone who knows, or is related to, a transsexual person in the UK