This is a short film made by a group of young people from the North East of England. They met regularly over a two year period to put their ideas together about their experiences of being born with a cleft lip and/or palate.
They felt it was important to show that even though they were born with a cleft they all had very different life experiences and that although they and their parents may have been through some tough times, they were still just like any other teenager.
This project was led by Dr Amy McNaughton, clinical psychologist, with the help of Dr Sue Brown, clinical psychologist and Mrs Kirsty Blyth, assistant psychologist who are part of the Newcastle site of the Northern and Yorkshire Cleft Lip and Palate Team psychology team.
Feel free to use this video as part of an audio-visual presentation on cleft lip and palate and what it means to people growing up with the condition.