Providing support and promoting respect for everyone with a visible difference

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Advice & guidance

This section is full of self-help and guidance for adults and young people living with a visible difference, as well as for parents of children who look different.

COVID-19 advice & support

We share advice and information to help people with a visible difference access support and services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Confidence & self-esteem

Learn more about the relationship between appearance and self-esteem, and try our tools and techniques to help build your confidence.

Mental health & wellbeing

Looking after your mental health is vital if you live with a visible difference. Try our guidance, techniques and resources to help improve your wellbeing.

Coping with people's reactions

Advice, guidance and tools to help you manage people’s reactions to the way you look, from staring, comments and questions to hate crime and harassment.

Relationships & social life

Relationships can be challenging if you have a visible difference. Read advice on conversations, dating, sex and physical intimacy, and other aspects of social life.

For children, parents & families

Guidance and resources to help you if you're growing up with a visible difference or if you're the parent of a child who looks different.

Condition-specific information

Here, you can find out about specific conditions which can affect the appearance and learn what support is available to help you manage the impacts.