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THE CENTRE OF APPEARANCE RESEARCH (CAR) LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS WITH VITILIGO

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The Centre of Appearance Research (CAR) looking for volunteers with vitiligo

 Posted on 12th October 2020  2 minute read

Researchers from the Centre for Appearance Research at UWE Bristol are looking for people with vitiligo who are experiencing psychological / social difficulties related to looking different, to test ACT It Out, a prototype mobile app.

ACT It Out is designed to help adults (18+) who have a visible difference or unusual appearance, live a fulfilling life by doing more of what matters to them and reducing the impact of appearance concerns. The app is based on an evidence-based approach called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or ACT.

ACT It Out was developed by a collaboration of UWE researchers, specialist psychologists and a group of people who have a visible difference, including vitiligo.

For more information and the chance to register your interest, please visit go.uwe.ac.uk/ACTItOutInterest

Youtube link to promo video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1ZTPHsPr2s

About the Author

Natalie Ambersley

Natalie Ambersley is the Social Media and Community lead at The Vitiligo Society, alongside her role as a Trustee. She joined the Society in February 2017 with a focus on building each of the social media platforms where the Society has a strong presence and makes impact.

Aside from assisting with the day to day running of the charity, Natalie has been involved in campaigns including a collaboration with the NHS and most recently with a leading brand, Vita Liberata, she also oversees the parent support group. She has often acted as a spokesperson for the society and regularly liaises with the media when there is press interest in sharing individual stories.

Natalie Ambersley is the Social Media and Community lead at The Vitiligo Society, alongside her role as a Trustee. She joined the Society in February 2017 with a focus on building each of the social media platforms where the Society has a strong presence and makes impact.

Aside from assisting with the day to day running of the charity, Natalie has been involved in campaigns including a collaboration with the NHS and most recently with a leading brand, Vita Liberata, she also oversees the parent support group. She has often acted as a spokesperson for the society and regularly liaises with the media when there is press interest in sharing individual stories.