We support children, young people, adults and families throughout Scotland

Scotland

We support children, young people, adults and families throughout Scotland to build their self-confidence and achieve their life goals.

We promote a culture of confidence, positivity and acceptance around disfigurement. We campaign for face equality in schools and at work while challenging misrepresentation and discrimination.

Services in Scotland

Face Equality in Schools and Youth Groups – free workshops for educational establishments

Our Youth Engagement Officer works with schools and youth groups to support them become confident to welcome and include pupils who have a condition, injury or illness which affects their appearance. They offer advice on how to talk to all children about disfigurement, and how to incorporate face equality into lessons. Our young people workshops cover appearance related bullying and challenging discrimination towards those with a disfigurement.

If you would like us to work with your school, please contact our Youth Engagement Officer via scotland@changingfaces.org.uk or call us on 0131 281 7349.

Face Equality in Work

People with disfigurements should be judged fairly without prejudice or bias, and treated fairly and equally at work, in shops, in restaurants – everywhere. That is why we have created the Face Equality at Work campaign. We work with both employers and people with disfigurements, and the rest of society to enable everyone to face disfigurement with confidence.

Across Scotland we provide advice and consultation services to employers and their employees, including those affected directly or indirectly by a disfigurement. We also offer advice to jobseekers towards creating the right work atmosphere and customer service experience.

Support, Information and Advice

Changing Faces Practitioners provide one-to-one confidential emotional support, advice and information to help children, young people and adults:

  • find out more about a condition and treatments
  • develop a more optimistic attitude
  • cope with feelings better
  • share experiences and exchange ideas with others
  • confidently handle staring, questions and comments

Sessions can be held over the phone or via Skype and email. For more information, or to access these services, call 0300 012 0275 or send us an email.

Skin Camouflage Service

Wearing skin camouflage products can help you gain self-confidence and independence. Regular Changing Faces Skin Camouflage Clinics, run by specially trained volunteer practitioners, take place across Scotland. Skin camouflage is suitable for anyone aged over five.

Access to the Skin Camouflage Service in Scotland is via one of our eleven clinics. We have clinics across Scotland with two community clinics for self-referrals in Edinburgh & Aberdeen. To find your local clinic please click here.

Contact us

Call us on 0131 281 7341

Email scotland@changingfaces.org.uk

Address: Changing Faces, Brunswick House, SCVO 3rd Floor, 51 Wilson Street, G1 1UZ

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Support our work in Scotland

If you would like to support Changing Faces in Scotland by fundraising, you can find out more here.