Events for Young People

Events for Young People

Chat and Chill

Our Chat and Chill series of events are hosted by young people from CLAPA’s Children and Young People’s Council. They begin with a question and answer session, and after taking a break, your hosts will run games and activities in smaller groups.

Topics we talk about:

These events bring young people together to meet, share experiences, and enjoy fun sessions in a safe and supportive environment.  We hope to help you build self-confidence while making friends and learning about others’ experiences.

A health professional from a cleft team will usually join us. Who joins the session will depend on the topic, but it will usually be a Cleft Specialist Orthodontist, Psychologist, or a Cleft Surgeon. Volunteers born with a cleft also join in with activities and support sessions. They will usually share a bit about themselves and the type of cleft they have. They often love to chat, and you can ask them questions if you would like to.

Camp CLAPA Activity Weekends

CAMP CLAPA Weekends are a chance for you to meet and spend time with other young people born with a cleft in a safe and supportive space. 

Our weekends are packed with outdoor activities and personal/team challenges, with plenty of opportunities to get to know each other and build friendships. Volunteers born with a cleft support the weekends (alongside CLAPA staff), and they will be happy to share their experiences and join in with activities.


CLAPA activities for young people have had an enormous impact on my daughter. She struggles with confidence and appearance; without CLAPA, she would have felt very isolated. Knowing other children with clefts helps her to realise she is part of a fantastic community.

If you have questions about online events, email [email protected] 

Hope to see you at a CLAPA event soon!


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