RAiISE is an organisation inspired by the negative experiences that young people face while studying and living with an invisible illness. Many young people who live with chronic illnesses look no different to their healthy peers. The aim of RAiISE is to improve the standard of care given to young people with invisible illnesses in school, college and university and to create a resource to teach education professionals a series of strategies and techniques to support their students. RAiISE will also offer support to young people with invisible illnesses and aim to empower them to take control of their own health.
Sammy is the mum of RAiISE Founder Sophie. On this World Lupus Day, she shares her experience of being a parent of child with Lupus. Lupus crept into our family so slowly that at first, initially it was hard to notice as small changes trickled into my daughters’ life. At first the odd strange pain … Continue reading World Lupus Day 2018
RAiISE-ing Our Voice is a series of blog posts in which we provide a platform for young people to share their stories and speak up about issues they face whilst living with an invisible illness. Meet Molly, a young person living with Fibromyalgia and Depression. This is her story… My story. For the first few … Continue reading RAiISE-ing Our Voice – Molly
With trips to Parliament and the Department of Education, talks with graphic designers and charity registration, it’s safe to say that 2018 has begun well for RAiISE. Amongst the flurry of ‘New Year, New Me’ posts and already broken resolutions, I’ve found it difficult to reflect on the past year and plan progress for … Continue reading New Year, Same RAiISE (But Better!)
After taking October to settle into University, November has definitely made up for having a quiet month! Meetings, conferences and, excitingly, an awards ceremony! Every year the Association of Colleges host their annual conference, discussing all aspects of the education sector and best practice in colleges around the country. Alongside this conference runs the Student … Continue reading Student of the Year Awards 2017