Our Support Services
Our friendly team of volunteers all have experience of how vitiligo can affect your life. Whilst our services should never replace the advice of medical professionals, we are here to listen and signpost you to accurate information about the condition.
Vitiligo Society UK Facebook Forums
We believe in the power of creating a safe, supportive community. Our facebook forums exist to provide a safe space for people living with vitiligo to share stories, information, experience and ask any questions you might have. Our team of volunteers work hard to moderate these forums so that you are kept safe from miss-information and abuse.
Click HERE to join our Facebook group
Click HERE to join our Parent Support Facebook group
Please note that in order to be accepted into a group you need to provide all the request information in your application to join.
The VitLife – Our Online Community Magazine
The VitLife is our online Member’s magazine. Our members donate to the Society each year and enable us to exist and support people living with vitiligo. Our magazine is the way we thank our members for their generosity. We publish articles every month aimed at educating, creating awareness and helping people to live well with vitiligo. Non-members can access 2 free articles a month, and are welcome to JOIN our Society as members to help support our work. Members can log in, save their favourite articles, and comment or ask questions about articles.
Follow this link to visit The VitLife: www.vitiligosociety.org/VitLife
Vitiligo Support Drop-In Service
Every month we hold a short drop in session for people who want to see and chat to our volunteers.
All our volunteers are living with vitiligo and have gone through their own personal journey with the condition. Whilst many now celebrate their skin, they each recall a time when they struggled with confidence, self worth and to find an effective treatment.
These virtual sessions are here to show you that you are not alone, and to connect you with people who understand living with vitiligo and can signpost you to information and other support services.
Parent Support Network
The Parent Support Network is led by a small group of volunteers all of whom have children with vitiligo, or have personal experience of growing up with the condition.
The network exists to provide support for those who have questions or concerns relating to vitiligo, and to create a space where parents can feel supported and listened to.
Alongside the Facebook group listed at the top of this page, the group also host online events to give parents, carers and children a chance to say hello virtually. The events are free to join, and once confirmed, dates are posted below.
‘Vitil-i-go’ Meet Ups
Every month Dale and Courtney meet up to do a Park Run in London, and spread awareness about vitiligo. Recently they inspired Clare to do the same at her run in Aberdeen – and all three volunteers would love for you to join them!
You don’t need to be super fit, it’s a non-judgemental environment and lots of people walk the 5km course. It’s an opportunity to meet other people living with vitiligo, and bravely show your spots together. Events are free to join, but be sure to register at the Park Run website first. Dale, Courtney & Clare will be wearing Society t-shirts and looking out for you! Dates and locations can be found on our events page.
VitChat Live Chat Service
Our volunteer team are available to chat to live every Thursday evening. Our volunteers all have lived experience of vitiligo, so they understand how it feels to be diagnosed with the condition.
They will be available for you to message and to help signpost you to information such as vitiligo treatments, diet tips, camouflage or useful articles. Our volunteers are not trained medical professionals so they cannot advise on what treatment is right for you, but they can help you find information on the different options available for people living in the UK.
Visit our homepage to access the chat box every Thursday between 7-9pm: www.vitiligosociety.org
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