University and Chronic Illness: A Survival Guide – Interview with Pippa Stacey

University can be daunting experience for anyone, but being a student with a chronic illness can bring its own unique challenges. Pippa Stacey was diagnosed with ME in her first year as a student at York University which forced her to adapt her way of living to help manage her condition. Since graduating in 2016, … Continue reading University and Chronic Illness: A Survival Guide – Interview with Pippa Stacey

COVID-19: Things to do while you’re at home

Life is a little different now that we are confined to our homes, but that doesn't mean you can't experience the world from your phone or computer! We've seen lots of different resources posted on the internet over the last few days, so we've collated a few here. Thanks to ChatterPack for posting many of … Continue reading COVID-19: Things to do while you’re at home

RAiISE Your Voice – Lizzie

RAiISE Your 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 invisible illnesses and conditions. In this post we hear from Lizzie, who shares her experience of living with ME. When asked how to … Continue reading RAiISE Your Voice – Lizzie

Join us at our Evolve workshop

RAiISE are excited to host a a full day workshop on Saturday 17th August 2019 for young people, families, health professionals and charities to shape the way in which young people with invisible illnesses are supported in school. Held at the Institute in the Park in Liverpool, the workshop will enable people to get involved … Continue reading Join us at our Evolve workshop

RAiISE Your Voice – Charlie

RAiISE Your 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 invisible illnesses and conditions. In this post, coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Week, we hear from Charlie about his journey. My journeyCharlie Ridgewell … Continue reading RAiISE Your Voice – Charlie

RAiISE Your Voice – Finlay

RAiISE Your 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 invisible illnesses and conditions. In this post, coinciding with Mental Health Awareness Week, we hear from Finlay on 'The Positive Affects of Coming … Continue reading RAiISE Your Voice – Finlay

See My Invisible Disability

RAiISE Founder and CEO, Sophie Ainsworth, teamed up with Fixers in 2018 to make a film showing how it feels to have an illness that people can’t see or don’t understand. Here's what Sophie said to Fixers: "I want to raise awareness about living with an invisible illness after being diagnosed with lupus when I was … Continue reading See My Invisible Disability