We share advice and information to help people with a visible difference access support and services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some people with a visible difference or disfigurement have concerns about their appearance or how others treat them because of how they look. There are a number of ways you can support them as a health or social care professional, including referring them to our wellbeing services or Skin Camouflage Service.
They may also find our self-help resources useful. These have been written to help people with a visible difference manage the extra challenges they may face because of their appearance.
This page outlines the range of resources we offer, covering topics such as staring and anxiety as well as offering tools to improve self-confidence and dealing with other people’s reactions.
Explaining the services we provide
We have several downloadable leaflets that you can print or share with your patients.
- Adult wellbeing and skin camouflage services patient leaflet (PDF 910Kb).
- Children and young people’s wellbeing services patient leaflet (PDF 60Mb)
Advice and guidance for your patients
Our advice and guidance section is for adults and young people living with a visible difference or disfigurement, as well as for parents of children who look different.