The LUNA project 

LUNA stands for Learning to Understand Needs and Abilities. It’s a charity that was set up to support and raise awareness of young people with disabilities and chronic illnesses, with a particular focus on friendship. The majority of the team is disabled or chronically ill themselves, has cared for or been friends with someone who is, so our work is based entirely on lived experience. We do a lot of things including making resources and running events and workshops, and we’ve recently received a grant to print some of our resources for distribution in lots of different places.

We also push for wider awareness, because we believe that a world which recognises young people with disabilities is the first step in a world that works for young people and disabilities. Hand in hand with this goes providing the right information and tools – both to disabled and able-bodied young people – which can be seen in our work with workshops, resources, and our blog.


Twitter – @theLUNAprojectt

Instagram – thelunaprojectuk

JIA specific resource click here


RAiISE is an organisation inspired by the negative experiences that young people face while studying and living with invisible illnesses. Many young people who live with invisible illnesses look no different to their healthy peers – yet face a significant amount of difficulties as a result of their health conditions. The aim of RAiISE is to improve the support provided to young people with invisible illnesses in school, college and university, through delivering resources to education professionals. RAiISE also offers informal support to young people with invisible illnesses, helping to empower young people to take control.

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Twitter – @raiiseuk

Instagram – raiiseuk