Providing support and promoting respect for everyone with a visible difference

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Workshops for children & families

Find out about our workshops which offer practical advice to both children and young people with a visible difference and their parents and carers.

Our free workshops are a great opportunity for children, young people, parents and families to meet and share experiences of life with a scar, mark or condition that affects their appearance –a visible difference.

About our workshops

Our workshops provide valuable tips and techniques to help with a range of issues including social anxiety, self-confidence, teasing and bullying.

I feel so much more confident about the future now. I feel well equipped with lots of different techniques to help me. I’m ready to face whatever life throws at me! I’m so happy that I was able to share my experiences with a lovely group of other relatable teens. I had the best time and wouldn’t change anything about it! Thank you!

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Our free workshops take place once a term and we offer separate workshops for parents and carers and for children and young people. All of our sessions are delivered online at weekends or in the evenings.

Parent & carer workshop – Supporting Your Child

Our Supporting Your Child workshop is full of advice and top practical tips to support parents and carers of children and young people with a visible difference. It will take place on Tuesday 18 June 2024 at 7.15pm via Zoom.

The workshop will include:

  • Building confidence for you and your child.
  • How to handle staring and awkward social situations.
  • Looking after yourself.
  • Working together with school staff.

To make sure everyone feels comfortable, we will be capping attendance at around 22 parents or carers. Partners and co-parents are welcome to attend together.

Register for a workshop

Complete this form to sign up for the next workshop, or if you’d like to know when future workshops are open for registration.

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Other support for children, young people and families

We have a range of support and services available for children, young people and their families. All of it is here to help you manage life with a visible difference, whether or not you choose to book a place at one of our workshops. We offer:

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A wide range of self-help guides

Our guides for children and young people include how to cope with other people's reactions, school, social life and mental health. We also offer parent and carer-specific guides .

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A series of audio relaxations

These are aimed at children and young people. Some of these relaxation sessions are also suitable for adults and may be of benefits to parents and other family-members.

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A support and Information Line

Our Support and Information line is for parents and young adults over 16 years old. You can share feelings and talk through your situation in a friendly, confidential space.