Face IT

About Face IT

The Face IT tool is an online psychosocial intervention for adults with disfiguring conditions. It was initially developed and evaluated by Dr Alyson Norman. Face IT has been designed to help anyone who has worries or is unhappy because they have an unusual appearance (what we call a visible difference). The programme was designed by experts in the field of appearance psychology and people with a range of conditions that affect appearance. Being a computer based intervention involving exercises and activities, Face IT enables an individual to test out social situations that might otherwise be difficult in public. This helps to build confidence in real-world situations.

More information about the Face IT online support tool can be found at Face IT @home.


Dr Alyson Norman

Lecturer in Psychology

School of Psychology (Faculty of Health and Human Sciences)