Our main goal at SDBM is to launch a skin centre where patients and sufferers can get expert care and advice. This centre will provide a retreat and access to support groups, workshops, help with managing treatment, art therapy and much more. More importantly, the centre will also specifically invite friends and family, allowing them to receive the same education and experience firsthand the care and treatments as a skin disease sufferer whilst being tutored in treatment and relief techniques.
For many sufferers of skin conditions and diseases, there is no cure, only the prospect of management and temporary relief. SDBM will work with leading dermatology consultants, experts and scientists to work on and discover cures and better treatments. Gaining access to research journals and collaboration with clinics, hospitals and other research facilities. As new, and rare, diseases are discovered it is necessary to provide access to medical information so that patients can make informed decisions about their treatment. There is a lack of information and awareness in the general public and we aim to make it possible for all those who want to have more information be able to do so in a safe and understanding environment.
Education and Advice
Invariably, the more information and knowledge a sufferer has about any given condition, the better they can recover and heal, be it treatment techniques, triggers, dietary recommendations or allergy advice. This education is also important for the families, friends and carers of sufferers and is delivered in a range of mediums.
- Lectures – given by speakers that range from professors, nurses and skin therapists, to other sufferers of skin disease.
- Materials & Leaflets – we will produce information and advice leaflets on a range of conditions and diseases, with key advice, tips and points of contact for further guidance.