What we do

The Skin Support website was developed by the British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) using a grant awarded by the Department of Health's Innovation Fund in 2013. The aim of the project was to bring together leading experts in the field of psychodermatology and patients, with input from patient support groups, to develop a website to support people in psychological distress due to skin conditions.

The website is designed as a hub to provide a wealth of information on various skin conditions, self-help materials and support services. Some of this material comes from pre-existing BAD resources, such as our Patient Information Leaflets (PILS), others have been developed specifically for this website by a panel of experts, and many more are hosted on external websites.

The BAD is a charity whose charitable objects are the practice, teaching, training and research of dermatology. It works with the UK Department of Health, patient bodies and commissioners across the UK, advising on best practice and the provision of dermatology services across all service settings. 


Thank you

The BAD would like to thank its panel of experts, listed below, the patients and patient support groups that helped with the development of the website, the IMPARTS team at King’s College London, the Clinical Psychology Unit, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, and all the others who generously provided resources. Finally, this project wouldn’t have been possible without funding provided by the Department of Health's Innovation Fund.

Expert advisory group panel.

Dr Anthony Bewley, Polly Buchanan, Dr Christine Bundy, Professor Steven Ersser, Professor Chris Griffiths, Karina Jackson, Dr Steven Kownacki, Dr George Moncrieff, Dr Danuta Orlowska, Dr Barbara Page, Dr Linda Papadopoulos, Rena Ramani, Dr Reena Shah, Dr Catherine Smith, Dr David Stephens, Dr Ruth Taylor, Dr Andrew Thompson, Dr Mark Turner, Helen Woods.