What We Do
Mind and Skin is a charity that aims to improve the daily quality of life for skin disease sufferers. Mind & Skin aspire to help dermatology patients by increasing their self-esteem, reduce stress and manage the physical and psychological aspect of their condition. We aspire to improved communications between Government, all health related officials, and their patients.
Who We Are
Mind & Skin is a psychodermatology charity that was established in Sussex, U.K.
We are the only dedicated psychodermatology charity in the U.K. We have a board of trustees who are responsible for the direction and governance of the charity. The charity’s services are delivered by a combination of staff members, volunteers and official advisors.
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Work With Us
By working for Mind and Skin, you will become part of something new and exciting. This is because you will be joining the U.K.’s first dedicated psychodermatology charity.
Your contribution is vital, so we will give you the support needed to carry out your work and develop as a professional. We are very passionate about our work and this is emphasised in our high standards of work.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss how you might be able to work with us, please Contact Us here.
Mind & Skin Values
Care, compassion and support: We will provide an empathetic and caring environment for our beneficiaries and emphasise the importance of psychological well-being.
Effective: We will be focused in our activities, strive to be efficient and make informed choices about the best use of resources to the benefit of our beneficiaries and members. We demand high standards of professional competence and financial accountability.
Holism: We will not define improved health as just the absence of illness; it will also consist of a positive state of mental well-being.
Liberation: We will help create social change by reframing the issue of skin disease.
Mind & Skin aim to become an internationally respected charity delivering psychodermatology information to our beneficiaries. This will be evidenced by:
- Influencing the development of quality standards in NHS dermatological care to include psychological care.
- Create an academic research service and become a leading the authority in psychodermatology-based research.
- Provide doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, nurses and patients will valuable information about psychodermatology.
Mr Simon Oates is CEO and Chairman of Mind & Skin. He recently graduated from the University of Brighton in M.A. Community Psychology. His specialist interest is psychodermatology.
Lucy Jones (Be.You. Project Manager)
Lucy Jones is completing an MA in Creative Writing at Newcastle University. She is currently writing a novel influenced by her own experience of psoriasis. Her special interests are creative therapy and psychodermatology.