Growing up is difficult for most people, but it can be even harder if you look different. Our guides are here to help you with the challenges you might face.
Our Christmas Family Day on Sunday 5 December will be made up of a series of online sessions for children and young people and their families who are living with a visible difference. As well as tips and techniques on how to feel more confident, there will be guest speakers talking about their experiences of looking “different” and a family-friendly scavenger hunt and fancy-dress competition.
Read on for more details about the day and to find out how to register your interest.
- Date: Sunday 5 Dec 2021
- Time: 11am – 3.00pm
- Location: Zoom
- Who is it aimed at? Children, young people and their parents/carers
Our Family Day is an invaluable online event for children and young people living with a mark, scar or condition that makes them look different and is open to all the family. There will be mini sessions looking at building confidence, tips on feeling less anxious, advice on how to handle awkward social situations, as well as the opportunity to listen to guest speakers, take part in a family-friendly scavenger hunt and a chance to win some fantastic prizes in our fancy-dress competition.
You can dip in and out of sessions throughout the day. Here are some of the sessions on offer:
- What makes a good friendship?
- How do I describe my visible difference?
- How to cope with tricky social situations
- How to get the most out of relationships with teachers and health professionals
- Relaxation and mindfulness session
- Family-friendly scavenger hunt with prizes
There will also be chance to listen to some of our fantastic Changing Faces young champions talking about their experiences of living with a visible difference.
To make sure everyone feels comfortable, we will be capping attendance at 20 families.
To find out more please complete the below enquiry form and we will be in touch.
Parents, siblings and other members of the household are also welcome to attend this Family Day.