Here to help..

You may feel that you need to speak to someone for support straight away, here are some charities with helplines that may be able to help:

Mind

For better mental healthCall 0300 123 3393 or text 86463 Visit website

Samaritans

Things on your mind? Feeling down?Contact now call 08457 909 090 More Info

Helping you cope
Abi, Berks & Kate, Norfolk. Skin Support site users

Helping you cope

Emotional support for skin disease.

Find Out More
Skin Support
Rena, London. Skin Support site user

Skin Support

Better understand the mind-skin link.

Find Out More

News & Updates

‘Exposed’ is a documentary about coming to terms with Psoriasis, and is available to watch online. It’s a chronic illness affecting over a million of us. Yet, in the UK, psoriasis is a subject rarely discussed.

News & Updates

Learning to be comfortable in your own skin. An article from Irish News on Skin Support.

News & Updates

Here's why skin conditions need to be taken more seriously… an article on the psychological impact of skin conditions published by Vice.

News & Updates

A study published in the British Medical Journal has found that internet based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help people affected by body dysmorphic disorder (BDD).

News & Updates

Patients with a skin disease called ‘pemphigus vulgaris’ have been found to have a lower quality of life even when their skin is clear, according to a study in the British Journal of Dermatology.

Tell us about your condition

The Skin Support questionnaire includes elements for measuring quality of life, depression and anxiety in skin disease patients. It intended to make it easier for users of this site to access relevant materials, based on their responses. It is not intended to provide any sort of diagnosis or medical advice.

"On particularly tough days, when it’s hard to stay positive, I can really see the benefit of the self-help materials on Skin Support."
Abi
"Enduring skin conditions tend to cause you to be self conscious, and lack confidence, even when the condition is under control. It is good to know that there are different, recognised methods which can be used to overcome this."
Susie
"The blotchy skin I have with mast cell disease can be embarrassing but being able to share my problems with other sufferers has been a great help."
Gerry
"Emotional support is something that was really missing for me, my condition caused me to have a lot of dark days, it’s good to think beyond just physically managing my skin."
Sally
"

On particularly tough days, when it’s hard to stay positive, I can really see the benefit of the self-help materials on Skin Support.

"
Abi
"

Enduring skin conditions tend to cause you to be self conscious, and lack confidence, even when the condition is under control. It is good to know that there are different, recognised methods which can be used to overcome this.

"
Susie
"

The blotchy skin I have with mast cell disease can be embarrassing but being able to share my problems with other sufferers has been a great help.

"
Gerry
"

Emotional support is something that was really missing for me, my condition caused me to have a lot of dark days, it’s good to think beyond just physically managing my skin.

"
Sally