So, what do we do?
The work of The LUNA Project is based around supporting and raising awareness of young people with long-term health conditions/disabilities. We believe a big factor in the well-being of young people with long-term health conditions is positive friendships. The support of friends can make all the difference - but even having conversations with friends about how they can support you can feel impossible. We work to make it possible.
Our work is constantly evolving and changing, guided by what we, as young people with lived experience, and other young people with lived experience believe is needed. Currently, we are creating and delivering workshops for schools, running an Ambassadors scheme, creating resources for young people, running a blog, and overall just continuously trying to raise awareness! You can find out more about all of these below.
If you are reading this, and have an idea for another project- please get in touch, we would love to hear from you!
Mental Health Awareness Week Video
The LUNA Podcast
There can be a misconception that young people and young adults do not have chronic illnesses, disabilities, or long-term health conditions. Being told that “you are too young for that” is a phrase heard all too often by those who do!
However, despite this common misconception, 1 in 8 young people under the age of 18 have a disability.
We need better awareness of the fact that we are here, and of the problems uniquely encountered by young people with chronic illnesses and disabilities, whilst recognising that we are not a homogeneous group. We continuously seek to raise awareness of the differences in experience affected by race, class, and sexuality.
Raising awareness is at the core of what we do, because we believe a world which recognises young disabled people is a world that works for young disabled people.