Changing Faces

The Circle, 33 Rockingham Lane
Sheffield S1 4FW
E: info@changingfaces.org.uk
W: changingfaces.org.uk

Support available from Changing Faces and signposting information

This is a summary of the free services and support available from Changing Faces, together with links to the relevant sections of our website.  The website is packed full of resources for anyone living with a condition, mark or scar which affects their appearance.

 

Who are we?

Changing Faces provides the UK’s only free skin camouflage and specialist wellbeing and advice services for children, young people and adults with disfigurements or visible differences needing mental health and wellbeing support. We also campaign to challenge attitudes, prejudice and discrimination so that people with visible differences can lead the lives they choose.

As well as signposting visitors to our services and highlighting our latest campaigns, our website offers a range of self-help resources and guidance to support those living with a condition, mark or scar affecting the appearance of their body or face.

 

How to use the links

In the table below, you will find:

  • Link: The URL you need to link to.
  • Title: The title of the article to help you quickly assess the subject-matter relevance.
  • Description: Summary of the article.
  • Text for your website/newsletter: Text you can copy and paste, and add your link to, on your webpage or email newsletter.

We have provided this information to make it as easy as possible for you to add these resources into your own content. However, you are very welcome to use your own text! Feel free to include these links, or any others on our website, across as much of your content as you like.

 

Our services

We do not charge clients, professionals or organisations for any of our services. You may wish to share this information with your clients or service-users. You are welcome to add links to any of our services on your website or email newsletter, or share links on social media.

Many service users self-refer via the links in the table below.  Professional referrals can also be made by webform on our website, via our Support and Information Line (0300 012 0275) or by emailing support@changingfaces.org.uk:

Support and Information Line

Support and Information Line for people to share feelings and talk through their situation. The Support and Information Line is where professionals can discuss potential referrals.

You can call Changing Faces’ Support and Information Line if you need to share feelings about living with a visible difference and talk through your situation. It is also open to professionals to discuss referrals.

Counselling support – Social and emotional support for children and young people

Social and emotional support sessions for children and young people to talk through worries and concerns, see things from a different perspective and cope better with difficult feelings.

Changing Faces provides social and emotional support sessions for children and young people experiencing worries and concerns about life with a visible difference.

Counselling support – Counselling for adults and young people

Counselling for adults, children and young people offering time-limited support, focused primarily on the emotional and social effects of a visible difference on a person’s life and how this affects their mental health, wellbeing, social and public life.

Changing Faces offers time-limited counselling support to adults, children and young people, focusing primarily on the emotional and social effects of living with a visible difference.

Peer Group Chat Service

Peer Group Chat Service offering the opportunity for people with visible difference to connect online in eight weekly sessions, to share and support each other with the experiences and challenges of living with a visible difference.

Changing Faces offers people with visible differences the chance to connect online through its Peer Group Chat Service, which takes place over eight weekly sessions.

Workshops for children and families

Workshops for children, young people and their families to discover valuable tips and techniques which help with issues such as teasing, bullying, social anxiety, social isolation.

Changing Faces provides workshops for children, young people and their families to discover valuable tips and techniques which help with issues such as teasing, bullying, social anxiety, social isolation.

Skin Camouflage Service

Skin camouflage is an easy-to-apply, long-lasting, waterproof, and highly pigmented cream and powder that can be applied over scars and non-infectious skin conditions to help them blend into the normal skin colour. People in England and Scotland with a mark, scar or skin condition can seek advice to help minimise or reduce the appearance of their visible difference from our specialist Skin Camouflage Service.

Skin camouflage is an easy-to-apply, long-lasting, waterproof, and highly pigmented cream and powder that can be applied over scars and non-infectious skin conditions to help them blend into the normal skin colour. Changing Faces offers a specialist Skin Camouflage Service to people living in England and Scotland.

Online Community

Online Community where people can connect with others living with a visible difference, giving and receiving support through sharing experiences.

Changing Faces’ Online Community is a place where people can connect with others living with a visible difference, giving and receiving support through sharing experiences.

Advice and guidance

Self-help guides to help people manage the challenges of living with a visible difference.

Changing Faces offers a rich selection of self-help guides designed to support people manage the challenges of living life with a visible difference, from improving mental health and wellbeing to handling other people’s reactions.

For professionals

Resources and information for professionals, tailored to health and social care professionals, teachers and youth workers, and employers.

Changing Faces offers resources and information for health and social care professionals, teachers and youth workers, and employers.

Real stories

Case studies exploring the real-life stories of people living with conditions which affect their appearance.

On the Changing Faces website, you can read a selection of real-life stories, experiences and reflections written by people living with conditions that affect their appearance.

Coping with people’s reactions menu

A menu page, listing in-depth articles designed to help people living with a visible difference manage reactions such as staring, questions, comments, and appearance-related abuse and harassment.

You can find in-depth self-help guides to help you cope with other people’s reactions here on the Changing Faces website. The guides cover how to handle staring, questions, comments, and appearance-related abuse and harassment.