Facial difference helplines
Support Service: 0300 012 0275
Provides free help, support and information for children (and their parents) and adults who have any form of disfigurement. The aim is to build effective coping strategies and self-confidence. It also works with healthcare professionals, schools and others to promote awareness about disfigurement and its effects, as well as information and advice for employers to encourage equal opportunities in the workplace and advice for health-care professionals in developing new models of health-care.
Let’s Face It
Let's Face It is an organisation linking people with facial disfigurement, their families, friends and professionals with resources for recovery. You are not alone... with the fears and worries, regardless of why or how a face is disfigured. We understand for we have been 'there' and we survived! No problem is too big or too small.
The Katie Piper Foundation
Survivor Support Line: 0300 365 0055
The foundation also aims to offer non-medical advice to empower people and build up their confidence by showing them how to look and feel their best again. This would include professional lessons on camouflage makeup and hair styling as well as a mentorship program that brings burns survivors together to support each other.
Helpline: 07541 106 816
A charitable organisation which aims to provide support to those affected by Craniosynostosis and associated conditions. We help by providing factual information and links to appropriate medical establishments experienced in treating these condition. We also provide a friendly and confidential telephone helpline to all those affected.
CLAPA (Cleft Lip & Palate Association)
CLAPA was set up in 1979 as a partnership between parents and health professionals to support parents all around the UK. Since then, we have grown into a national charity with a network of staff, groups and volunteer-run Branches dedicated to supporting everyone in the UK affected by cleft lip and/or palate. Whatever your situation, you’re not alone. In this section, you’ll find information on all our support services, from Parent Supporters to Facebook Groups. We hope you’ll find something that fits your needs, but if not please do get in touch with us directly.
AboutFace has provided support for almost 20 years to patients who have been diagnosed, or are living with, head and neck cancer. We also help patients’ families. We provide comfort, advice and practical help to those undergoing treatment and those living with the consequences of a challenging recovery.
Facing the World
A lifeline for children with facial disfigurement, Facing the World is a unique UK charity that exists to provide life-changing craniofacial surgery to some of the world’s most disadvantaged and vulnerable children from developing countries affected by severe facial disfigurements. Through our work we help to restore children’s hopes and aspirations, enabling them to lead more independent lives.
Helpline: 0808 808 3555
Providing advice, information and support to the parents of all disabled children - no matter what their disability or health condition.