Tagged with:Young People

  • World Teen Mental Wellness Day

    1 Mar 2023

    To raise awareness on World Teen Mental Wellness Day, we welcome our guest blogger Claudia who shares her experiences of mental health and self-care.

  • Elissa and Sophia’s Story

    26 Jan 2023

    Elissa, who works for FatFace, brought CLAPA to the attention of their company Foundation, winning them £750 to help fund our vital services. 

  • Three polaroid photos of children at a residential weekend. The Polaroids are against a dark green background with light green circles and green leaves.

    Residential Weekends

    11 Apr 2022

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    Free Resources for Youth Workers

    16 Mar 2022

    The resources give step-by-step support to anyone who wants to run a workshop with their youth group on challenging stereotypes and thinking differently about appearance and body image.

  • Comics from the Children & Young People’s Council

    16 Oct 2019

    With the help of comic artist Kev Sutherland, CLAPA's Children and Young People's Council have created a comic book for young people born with a cleft.

  • CLAPA Kids’ Sunshine Club: LAUNCH PARTY!

    2 May 2019

    CLAPA Kids' Sunshine Club has been created by seven-year-olds Sophie Mae Ria and eight-year-old Macey — along with the help of a few family and friends. They're hoping to meet lots of other children affected by cleft and their families at their special launch event and family fun day on Saturday 18th May 2019.

  • World Mental Health Day 2018

    10 Oct 2018

    Wednesday 10th October is World Mental Health Day 2018. Read more about how being born with a cleft can affect your mental health, and how CLAPA is working to support people like you.

  • Dr Christian Will See You Now: Cleft Patients Wanted

    17 Aug 2018

    ‘Dr Christian Will See You Now’ is returning for a third series on the W Channel (part of UKTV). They're looking for teenagers and adults born with a cleft to take part and help raise awareness of cleft in the UK.

  • Ben’s Story

    15 Jun 2018

    Ben's dad, Mark, got in touch with CLAPA to share how proud he is of his son, who was born with a cleft lip and palate in 2001.

  • Awareness Week 2018: Shirley-ann and Beth’s story

    10 May 2018

    Speaking to Beth, now ten-years-old, it’s clear that being born with a cleft has not held her back. She speaks cheerfully about school and is excited to tell her story. “I’m fine to talk about it at school if people ask,” she explains. “I don’t worry about explaining everything. I just tell them ‘this is something I was born with’.”