Caring Matters Now is committed to supporting all those affected by Congenital Melanocytic Naevi. Recently, Caring Matters Now has expanded our dedicated support for teenagers and young adults affected by CMN.
Teens & Young Adults Support Contacts
We have a dedicated support contacts for our teens and young adults. Sophie and Katy are happy to chat with our teenage and young adult members, share experiences and answer any questions you may have regarding living with CMN.
They know first-hand the difficulties that are attached to having CMN, especially throughout the teenage years and into early adulthood. We are delighted to have both Katy and Sophie on the support team, a great example of young adults with CMN who have successfully reached her personal goals and aspirations.
Both support contacts know first-hand the difficulties that are attached to having CMN, especially throughout the teenage years and into early adulthood. We are delighted to have both ladies on the support team, they are great examples of young adults with CMN who have successfully reached their personal goals and aspirations.
Katy Jackson is our Teens and Young Adults Contact, providing support for those aged 17–24 years.
My name is Katy, and I live in Hertfordshire. I was born with a CMN on the back of my right knee, which covers about a third of my leg. You can read my story here. My family have been involved with Caring Matters Now almost since the beginning, and now I’m an adult I’m excited to be able to get involved on my own. I’m so honoured that I’ve been given the opportunity to be the Young Adults Contact. I am primarily here to provide support to those aged 17 – 24 years, so if you would like to have a chat, I’m here to listen!
Sophie McCrudden is our Teen Contact, providing support for those aged 12-17 years.
My name is Sophie and I live in Hamilton, Scotland. I was born with a CMN covering one side of my face and half my scalp. My family and I have appreciated the support from Caring Matters Now since I was young and now I am so happy to be given the opportunity to support others. I am here to help so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
If you are aged between 12 years to 24 years, you can contact Sophie or Katy by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to find out more about events for teens with CMN click here
Young Ambassadors Programme
YP Face IT – Online Support
Caring Matters Now is working in partnership with the Centre for Appearance Research who have developed an age-appropriate and easily accessible seven-week web-based support programme called young People’s Face IT (YP Face IT), for young people aged between 12 and 17 years old.
YP Face It provides support and advice for any young person who has worries or is unhappy because they have a visible difference. YP Face IT will help you learn new skill and will give you useful tips so you feel more confident about the way you look. You’ll learn how to deal with situations that you find upsetting or uncomfortable. YP Face IT will help you feel more comfortable meeting new people and being with friends, going to the shops or clubs, playing sport, going to school or college.
Young Adults Panel
At the end of 2022, we invited our teen and young adult members to a Young Adults Panel Q&A session. Our Young Adults had so much great experience and insight to share that, despite not having any sign-ups for the event, we decided to record the conversation and make it accessible to all our members. We hope you enjoy the conversation and getting to know this panel of wonderful young adults!