Podcast 2018 updates

Podcasts 2018

Mind and Skin are the only organisation who is actively stimulating dialogue in psychodermatology through podcasts with clinicians and patients. We want to not just reach a national audience, but an international one too. There is a large range of topics to discuss in the paradigm of psychodermatology and we aim to bring it to you, whether it is at home, on the move or in the workplace.
In 2017 Mind & Skin aimed to release several podcasts, however due to costs of producing these we have struggled to meet our ambition. However Mind and Skin have now reviewed how we will be delivering these podcasts and now hope to deliver them within 2018.
We would also like to take this opportunity to those who have already participated or are booked in to record a podcast, we appreciate you volunteering your time to support our goal.
If you are a patient, dermatologist, psychologist or nurse and feel you have something important and positive to contribute in a podcast. Please contact us here:




We rely almost entirely on voluntary donations to fund our work. Your donation will help us raise awareness of the psychological issues that dermatology patients may encounter and provide talking therapies that will help increase self-esteem, reduce stress and improve the physical and psychological aspects of a dermatology patients skin condition.

The most effective way to help us is to donate. This can be done on the links below with BT MyDonate and JustGiving.



Skin Matters 2017

Skin Matters 2017


Skin Matters 2017 is an interactive conference for all those with a skin condition, including psoriasis, eczema, rosacea, vitiligo, acne, ichthyosis, alopecia, mycosis fungoides, lupus, pityriasis and all other skin conditions that are difficult to treat and manage.

Many of the most common skin conditions are often stigmatised, involve a daily treatment regimen, or share common symptoms, triggers or biological pathways. Skin Matters 2017 aims to help all those with a skin condition to better understand an inflammatory skin condition, so as to learn how to manage it for life.

There is currently an overwhelming amount of information available on the internet, but no filter to ensure that what you’re reading is qualified, reliable, evidence-based knowledge. This event is therefore being led by renowned dermatologists, psychodermatologists, nurses, skin-focused researchers and patient advocacy groups.

The aim of this event is to help as many people as possible to feel more in control of their skin condition, and more confident about their future. We will discuss a wide range of topics including conventional treatments, alternative treatments, better access to treatments, coping strategies, greater support and the latest research.

The event is being held at the home of the Wellcome Trust charity in London (almost opposite Euston tube station) on Saturday 20th May from 9.45am – 5pm. The £32 ticket price includes lunch, afternoon tea & cakes, and refreshments throughout the day.

Full details can be found on the website and the email for any queries is







University of Oxford: Research


Research Opportunity


Researchers at the University of Oxford would like to hear your feedback on new websites for young people about skin conditions being acne, eczema, psoriasis and alopecia. If you would like to help with this, please get in touch via this form:

Feedback is welcome from anyone, whether or not you have had a skin condition yourself and regardless of age.








Guest Speaking Events


Here is a list of Mind & Skin guest speaking events for 2016:


NHS Academic Programme 

Mr Oates will be speaking to junior & senior Psychiatry Trainees, Consultant Psychiatrists and GP Trainees on the following dates:


Edgware Community Hospital

21st October 2016


Chase Farm Hospital

10th November 2016


St Ann’s Hospital

16th November 2016



* Please note these are private events and are not open to the general public.


If you would like more details about our public speaking events please contact us here:




Skin Care Cymru: My Skin Swim Event

Our friends at Skin Care Cymru are having a fantastic Swimming Event next month in Wales. For more details, see below:

Skin Care Cymru’s inaugural

Comfortable in My Skin Swim Event


Saturday May 7, 2016

People living with skin conditions can sometimes feel excluded from regular activities such as swimming. To tie in with the onset of warmer weather, Skin Care Cymru and the Wales National Pool in Swansea have partnered up to offer a private swim session to those who may feel traditionally excluded from swimming in public spaces. This event will be called Comfortable in My Skin and will be open to all those with skin conditions in Wales and their families.

This event also provides an opportunity for those with similar conditions to meet and to share their stories in terms of condition management, offering support to each other.

We anticipate a maximum of 75 guests. We will ask guests to register for the event beforehand to allow us to cater for the numbers attending.

Event Timetable:

4:00– event set up

4:30 –pool closes to the general public, guests arrive

5:00 – 6:30 pools open for swimming

6:00 buffet and refreshments served

7:00 close

For more info, download the PDF:

Comfortable in my Skin SCC Swim Event 07.05.16


*Please note Mind & Skin will not answer queries concerning this event. All enquires should be made to: 


PsychodermatologyUK 2016 conference

We will be attending the PsychodermatologyUK conference this coming January. Our CEO will be giving a speech about the charity’s achievements and future plans. We look forward to seeing you there!



Fashion Advice – Be.You.

Hello everyone,

We have teamed up with Rena to provide fashion advice for our young persons support service Be.You. 

Here, Rena gives advice on embracing your own creative style and utilising a fashion stylist.

We hope you enjoy the article and thank you to Rena for helping us out!




For more details about Rena’s excellent work please check the links below.






Vitiligo Society Open Day 2015

Hello everyone, we will be attending the Vitiligo Society Open Day “Living with it, Managing it, Beating it”on October 30th 2015. If you are attending and would like to know more about us and our services come over and say hello.

Hopefully see you soon.

For more details about the open day please follow the link:









Adult Football Tournament – August 2014

Our second football tournament with winners being Garden Bar!

Despite some traditional British weather the tournament was a fundraising success.

A special thank you to our referee Dave Rogers and event organiser Barry Chesire for volunteering their time.

A fantastic £460 was raised.