The Katie Piper Foundation are the charity of the year at the Ideal Home Show Manchester again this year! Katie Piper and friends will be at the show on Thursday 8th June – sharing their tips on self esteem. Please come along and look out for our collections tins and buckets! http://www.idealhomeshowmanchester.com/visiting/ticket-information
KPF Pop Up Event:
The day began with an introduction from Raiche, who developed the KPF Pop Up Event
We then heard a motivational talk from Katie Piper, (focussing on confidence, personal development, wellbeing and overcoming barriers) followed by a group discussion.
After lunch we had a short motivational talk from a martial arts expert who had a burn injury as a child.
In the afternoon, attendees chose to take part in two out of these three 40 minute workshops:
- Wellbeing (led by a psychotherapist)
- Vocational (led by a careers advisor)
- Goal setting (led by a coach)
“Motivational talks were extremely helpful for my mindset and new ideas on outlook in life.”
“I liked meeting other people with burns, it’s strange to be in a room full of people and you’re not the only one with burns”.
Commenting on what they found helpful, one attendee said: “The opportunity to listen to Katie and the guest speaker talk about their experiences, as well as meeting other burn survivors. The workshops enhanced my knowledge and attitude towards career management/potential and self-confidence/esteem.”
Another attendee shared: “I found the workshops particularly useful, the professionals were very informative but sensitive. In particular the careers advice has helped me to go on and find a job role in which I am happy, which is something I was really apprehensive about after leaving university. The workshops were filled with practical take-home advice that I can use moving forward.”
We look forward to supporting more adults with burns and trauma scars at our KPF Weekend Event in September 2017!
Researchers at the Centre for Appearance Research are hoping to recruit participants to an on-line survey focussing on the intimate lives of those living with a visible difference or an altered appearance. Taking part involves answering a series of survey style questions about yourself, your appearance, your thoughts and feelings and your intimate life. This is being done so that we can learn more about looking different and intimate relationships and to help develop a measurement scale that researchers and clinicians may be able to use to identify those that find their intimate lives challenging because of how they look or how they feel about how they look. If you have a visible difference, are at least 18 years old, are based in the UK and would like to find out more and/or take part then please find more information at https://tinyurl.com/intimacyCAR On behalf of the Centre For Appearance Research, thank you.