Support for Children in Yorkshire and the Humber

What is it?

Funded by BBC Children in Need, the Changing Faces Yorkshire and the Humber Service helps support children and young people up to the age of 18, and their families, who are affected by a visible difference.

Your child may have been born with a birthmark, cleft lip and palate or other condition. Perhaps you are a young person with a mark or scar, a dog bite or cancer, or have developed a condition like facial palsy, vitiligo or acne.

Our highly qualified Practitioner can provide 1-1 confidential support, advice and information, either in person, by telephone, Skype, or email.

How can we help?

Our practitioner can help with a whole range of concerns and issues including:

  • Coping with feelings better, talk things through and exploring options;
  • Building self-esteem, confidence and more positive feelings;
  • Coping with other people’s reactions by discussing techniques to handle everyday situations like staring, questions and comments;
  • Achieving aims in everyday life, such as feeling comfortable socialising, starting work, attending school or developing relationships;
  • Finding out more about a condition and treatment options.

Upcoming events

We run a number of events throughout the year in the Yorkshire and Humber region. If you wish to hear about future events please contact the team on 0114 253 6662 or email


YP FaceIT is a self-guided, online tool for young people aged 12 to 17 years with a visible difference. It involves eight user-friendly sessions designed to help you to learn new skills and useful tips.

These will help you to feel more confident about the way you look and help you to deal with some of the situations and challenges you might face.

How to access the service?

You can refer yourself or your child to the service simply by phoning 0114 253 6662, or emailing

If you are a health professional looking to refer a patient, please download this form and send it to Alternatively you can telephone us on 0114 253 6662 or write to us at: The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane, Sheffield, S1 4FW.

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