Providing support and promoting respect for everyone with a visible difference

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About visible difference

In this section, you can find out about visible difference and the different ways in which a condition, mark or scar can affect the way someone looks.

What is visible difference?

We explain what we mean by the term visible difference, the impact it can have on your life and what to do if you are struggling with your appearance.

Types of visible difference

We explore the categories we use for the main types of visible difference to help you understand the conditions, marks and scars many people live with.

Become a visible difference ally

Take our free email course, written by our campaigners, which offers tips and advice on how to interact positively with people with a visible difference.