Helping Children With Medical And Mental Health Conditions Get The Best Out Of School

Changing faces, changing minds

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The impact of a life changing experience can carry on way beyond the initial hospital stay. This is part of the powerful message conveyed by Tatyana, a staff member at Chelsea Community Hospital School. Read more

Tatyana first encountered the Hospital School as a patient following a devastating fire that left her requiring specialist treatment for her burns. What may not have been immediately apparent during that initial hospital stay would be the impact on her mental health as she navigated treatment through her teenage years and beyond. It takes courage to speak out; it puts you in plain sight. When you have a visible difference and you make that central to your message, then the message is clearly one you want people to sit up and listen to.

You can find out directly from Tatyana what she wants to change about how people with visible differences are seen in the media today. Her message is forthright. It’s grounded in experience and hope for a future where we can expect to see faces in the media that represent the entire spectrum of the society we are. https://www.changingfaces.org.uk/campaigner-blog-tatyana-on-challenging-brands-to-be-more-inclusive

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