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Scotland

Changing Faces is the UK’s leading charity for everyone with a scar, mark or condition on their face or body that makes them look different.

We support anyone affected by visible difference in Scotland, including children, young people, adults and their families, to build their self-confidence and achieve their life goals.

We have a range of services that are open to people living in England and Scotland:

  • Support and Information line – available 10am-4pm Monday to Friday on 0300 012 0275
  • 1-to-1 counselling support with a Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Online support forum – a safe space for people (16+) to talk and share with others with a visible difference
  • Self-help guides for adults, parents, and children and young people
  • FaceIT@home – an online self-help programme for adults
  • Peer group chat – facilitated online support and discussion with other people with a visible difference
  • Skin camouflage service – the opportunity to try out skin camouflage products which may be a helpful tool for managing life with a visible difference

Services and Opportunities in Scotland

Face Equality in Schools and Youth Groups – free Face Equality sessions

Our Youth Engagement Officer offers Face Equality assemblies and workshops to schools and youth groups to raise awareness and greater understanding of the experiences of people with a mark, scar or condition that affects their appearance.

Through interactive games and discussions, children and young people will learn about appearance-related bullying, empathising with others and gaining practical skills for difficult situations. If you would like us to work with your school or youth group, please email scotland@changingfaces.org.uk or call us on 0131 516 5481.

Our Youth Action Group

Our Youth Action Group (YAG) is a team of young volunteers from Scotland aged 10-17 years old who all have a visible difference.  Together, they use their voices to raise awareness of life with a visible difference and advocate on behalf of others. Through four training events and regular online calls, our YAG members develop confidence and resilience as well as skills in public speaking and media over the course of two years.

Members of the YAG feature in our campaigns, appear in the media, engage with politicians, present at conferences and co-deliver assemblies in schools. The group is often open to collaboration, so please email us scotland@changingfaces.org.uk if you would like to connect.

Meet the Scotland team

Angela – Head of Scotland

Angela joined Changing Faces in July 2019. She leads the team in Scotland, working towards growing the reach of our services and increasing our education and advocacy work. She believes it’s incredibly important to listen to what people need in order to deliver the services they want.

Christine Carrick – Skin Camouflage Coordinator

Christine joined Changing Faces in January 2019 as the skin camouflage co-ordinator. Having previously been an experienced volunteer practitioner, Christine now ensures our skin camouflage service is running smoothly – supporting our volunteers and managing appointment bookings.

Luisa – Youth Engagement Officer

Luisa joined Changing Faces in May 2018 as our Youth Engagement Officer. Going into schools and youth clubs, Luisa delivers free Face Equality sessions on understanding visible differences, the realities faced by those living with a visible difference and appearance-related bullying.

Lucy – Fundraising Executive Scotland

Lucy joined Changing Faces in October 2018 as our Scottish Fundraiser. She works with our funders, supporters and corporate supporters to raise money for the work we do in Scotland. Having a visible difference herself, Lucy was previously a media champion volunteer.

Support our work in Scotland

If you would like to support Changing Faces’ work in Scotland, there are number of ways you can help us:

If you would like more information on fundraising in Scotland, please email scotland@changingfaces.org.uk or call us on 0131 516 5481. We have vacancies in our Scotland team from time to time, so visit our careers page to view our most recent job opportunities.

Campaigning

We campaign for a world that truly values and respects people who look different. If you want to learn more, visit our campaign page and see how you can get involved.

Contact us

Call us on 0131 516 5481

Email scotland@changingfaces.org.uk

Address: Changing Faces, Suite 38, Citibase, 1 St. Colme Street, Edinburgh, EH3 6AA

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