How did you first hear about Changing Faces? Chances are you read someone’s story in a magazine or newspaper, saw a family on TV or spotted one of our campaign posters.
Thousands of men and women, young people and families have contacted Changing Faces for advice and help on living successfully with an unusual appearance in this way.
To do this we rely on our team of media volunteers who can talk about their own or their child’s experience and the things that have made a positive difference.
If you have a story to tell we’d love to hear from you. Volunteers receive ongoing support from the Communications Team when they take part in an interview and are offered preparation sessions and advice on presenting their views.
Victoria has been a Changing Faces media volunteer for more than ten years. She said:
It’s important that more and more people with disfigurements become visible in the media and ‘tell it like it is’. Becoming a media volunteer gives you the chance to raise awareness and show other people that you can lead a happy and fulfilled life. It can be a rewarding and fun experience and a great way to boost your confidence. After I took part in the BBC’s ‘The Human Face’ programme, I had a letter from a parent whose young daughter had a disfigurement. She said, ‘I’d love to see you have your own programme. You portray such a positive view of disfigurement.’
If you’d like to know more about becoming a media volunteer please contact our Communications Team or call 020 7391 9276.