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Online Community

Access our chat forum where you can connect with other people living with a visible difference, view their posts and offer support to others.

Are you or a loved one struggling with the emotional impact of a condition, mark or scar on your face or body?

Join the Changing Faces Online Community on HealthUnlocked – for anyone 18 years or over who is affected by a visible difference or disfigurement, including parents and families.

Our Online Community is a chat forum where you can connect with others, view their posts and ask questions of others living with a visible difference. You can give and receive support through sharing your experiences.

About our online community

Changing Faces moderates the community every weekday between 10am and 4pm (excluding bank holidays and the Christmas / New Year service closure period).

Please note that clicking on the link below will take you away from Changing Faces website to the HealthUnlocked website, where our Online Community is hosted.

Privacy and security policies at HealthUnlocked may differ from those practiced by Changing Faces. For full details, please refer to their guidelines HealthUnlocked community guidelines, terms of use and privacy statement published in the website footer.

Please also note that opinions expressed on the Changing Faces online community are the user’s own, not those of Changing Faces, and are in no way a substitute for medical advice. You should always seek advice from a health professional before undergoing any treatment.

Changing Faces UK is not a crisis service. If you need urgent help or are in crisis, help is available in the UK and in other countries.

Access the Online Community

Click below to access our Online Community on HealthUnlocked:


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Support & Information Line

If you or a loved one are struggling with the emotional impact of a visible difference, our confidential Support and Information Line is here to help.