National Eczema Society is delighted to offer a library of resources to support those who may be dealing with the challenges of eczema, whether that be for you, a friend or a family member.
Living with eczema can be both physically and emotionally demanding; that’s why we have developed some resources to help you better manage eczema and its effects on your well-being.
It’s Good to Talk:
Sometimes, the best way to cope with eczema is by talking. This National Eczema Week, we are encouraging open dialogue about eczema, whether it’s with friends, family, or healthcare professionals. Sharing your experiences can be therapeutic and help you find practical solutions and emotional support. This resource looks at ways you can open up and start a conversation about how eczema makes you feel.
Stress is a common trigger for eczema flare-ups, and it can exacerbate the symptoms of this condition. The National Eczema Society recognises the importance of managing stress to improve your eczema management. This resource aims to provide insights and techniques for stress reduction.
Mind and Body Connection:
Eczema often takes a toll not only on your skin but also on your mental and emotional well-being. The mind and body are interconnected, and stress can exacerbate eczema symptoms. This resource explores the mind and body connection, highlighting relaxation techniques and mindfulness practices that can help with the emotional burden of eczema.
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT):
CBT is an evidence-based therapeutic approach that can be beneficial for individuals with eczema. It focuses on changing negative thought patterns and behaviours that may worsen eczema symptoms. This resource provides information on how CBT techniques can be applied to manage eczema-related stress and improve overall well-being.
Building resilience is essential for anyone dealing with a chronic condition like eczema. This resource looks at building resilient strategies and ways to develop the mental strength needed to cope with eczema’s challenges and uncertainties.
Helping Children Open Up About Eczema:
Eczema can affect people of all ages, including children. The Society recognises the importance of helping children understand and communicate their feelings about eczema. This resource looks at assisting parents and caregivers in discussing eczema with their children, ensuring that they feel heard and supported.
For more information, please also visit our page dedicated to Mental Health support
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