What is Mind & Skin?
Mind & Skin is newly established charity that aims improve the daily quality of life for skin disease sufferers. We understand and acknowledge that skin disease is not only a physical issue, but also a psychological one too.
Mind & Skin is the first dedicated psychodermatology charity in the U.K.
What is Be.You. ?
Be.You. is our young persons support service. Be.You. utilises creative arts and blogs to raise awareness of the psychological impact of skin conditions on young people. In addition, it increases communication between health practitioners and patients. This is done by providing articles, a Q&A with a dermatologist and drop in support classes. This service is live from late August 2015.
What is Psychodermatology?
Psychodermatology is the combined study of dermatology and psychology.
Unlike internal illnesses, which are not often visible, skin disease has a capacity to be highly noticeable to others, therefore for the sufferer, they may encounter social, physical and emotional consequences as a result of their condition. Studies in the psychodermatology paradigm have lead to an increasing awareness of the psychosocial effects associated with skin disease. These can include depression, social anxiety, poorer concept of bodily image and relationship and intimacy difficulties
Where are we based?
We are currently based in Sussex and London.
How are we run?
We are run by a board of trustees, advisors and volunteers who bring their knowledge and expertise to the charity.
How big is your charity?
Small, we currently operate with a handful of volunteers.
Why do we exist?
Mind & Skin exist because there is a chronic lack of support for dermatology patients in psychologically coping and managing their skin condition.
What is the best way to support Mind & Skin?
The best way to support our charity is to either:
- Make a donation.
- Organise a fund raising event.
- Spread the word about our charity.
- Get in touch and let’s see what we can achieve together.
Have a question?
Get in touch with us here