‘My eczema has caused me to develop anxiety and depression… eczema has ruined my life.’

Dry skin and mental health

Skin conditions frequently have a negative emotional impact on patients and adversely affect self-esteem, mood, body image, and confidence. Patients with skin conditions may also experience isolation, embarrassment, shame, depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts.

98%

98% reported their skin condition affected their emotional wellbeing.

93%

93% said their skin condition affected their self-esteem.

83%

83% stated their skin condition had affected their sleep.

The All Party Parliamentary Group report on Skin Mental Health and Skin Disease 2020.

We’re here to support you!

Zeroderma knows that Healthcare Professionals are at the frontline of caring for patients with dry skin conditions. We have developed a series of useful tools that will improve clinical confidence in advising and educating patients on treatment options for both dry skin conditions and any related mental health concerns.

FREE ON-DEMAND WEBINAR:

The Impact of Dry Skin Conditions on Mental Health led by Dr Roger Henderson

A webinar led by Dr Roger Henderson, a GP with a special interest in dermatology, which includes an introduction to mental health and skin conditions, examines the impact on mental health in adults and children and gives consultation hints and tips.

Duration: 1 hour
Available on-demand

Register TO WATCH FREE webinar

Order FREE BOOKLET in our HCP shop

Dr Roger Henderson

Other helpful tools!

Dry Skin Conditions and Mental Health Patient booklet

Dry Skin Conditions and Mental Health Patient booklet

A guide designed for healthcare professionals to give to patients, which explains the link between skin conditions and mental health and gives practical advice for management.

Download PDF

Handwashing guide

Handwashing guide

A guide designed for healthcare professionals to give to patients, which explains how to mitigate the effects of frequent handwashing.

Download PDF

Mask wearing guide

Mask wearing guide

A guide designed for healthcare professionals to give to patients, which explains how to mitigate the effects of frequent mask wearing.

Download PDF

Complete Emollient Therapy and application techniques

CPD ACCREDITED MODULE:

Complete Emollient Therapy and application techniques

Increase your knowledge of emollient use, application and different formulations to help better manage dry skin conditions for your patients.

Order free in our HCP shop

Eczema Explained

CPD ACCREDITED MODULE:

Eczema Explained

Increase your confidence in the diagnosis, treatment and management of common dry skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis.

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Managing Psoriasis

CPD ACCREDITED MODULE:

Managing Psoriasis

Improve diagnosis of psoriasis, learning how to differentiate between the different types of psoriasis and learn how to manage patients with psoriasis.

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Read our latest blog by Dr Roger Henderson!

Read our blog on dry skin and mental health, written by Dr Roger Henderson who is a GP with a special interest in dermatology.

Other useful resources

Skin Support: https://www.skinsupport.org.uk

Psychodermatology Skin Support: https://skinsupport.org.uk/content/psychodermatology

MIND: https://www.mind.org.uk/

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