Activities

The See Psoriasis: Look Deeper report was launched at an event in the Houses of Parliament on 17th October 2012, and since then, the Collaboration has completed a range of activities to raise awareness amongst patients, the public, policy makers and healthcare professionals.

 

Launch of support booklets

On 1st November 2014, the SPLD campaign launched a series of support booklets to help those with psoriasis to understand and overcome some of the emotions and behaviours frequently associated with the condition. All of the booklets are available to download from the support tab.

 

 

 

 

 

See Psoriasis: Look Deeper

extends the campaign to

Manchester

On 28th April 2014 the campaign hosted an event at the Manchester Town Hall to extend the campaign and engage with the academic, clinical and patient community in Manchester, whilst continuing to raise awareness of the psychological impact of psoriasis. The evening also kicked-off the Manchester Psoriasis Shout Out, a weeklong series of events bringing together people living with the condition with those working to develop effective treatments.

 

Attendees included patients, academics, clinicians and politicians, who all came to the event to learn about the SPLD campaign. It was also an opportunity to celebrate some of the progress being made in psoriasis treatment across the UK, particularly at local centres of excellence, the University of Manchester, Manchester Academic Health Science Centre and the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

 

Following an introduction from Professor Chris Griffiths, Professor of Dermatology at the University of Manchester, members of the Collaboration gave short presentations about the campaign’s foundation in 2012, the work the group is carrying out and emphasised the need for whole person care for psoriasis that takes into account both the physical and psychological aspects of the condition.

 

A focal point for the event was the group’s campaign tree, a life size illuminated tree with messages from patients hung from its branches. The display acted as a powerful visualisation of the emotions caused by psoriasis, highlighting the feelings of isolation, fear and pain many people with the condition experience.

Primary Care and Public Health 2013

The Collaboration hosted an exhibition stand at the Primary Care and Public Health 2013 conference. Here, the Collaboration spoke to a number of healthcare professionals, and also asked some to complete their own postcards expressing their thoughts about psoriasis for the Collaboration to use in its future work.

 

 

Report launch

The report was launched in the Houses of Parliament on the 17th October. The event was attended by MPs, Dermatologists, GPs, Professors, members of the Health Select Committee, the media, and, of course, patients. Even the current Business Secretary, Vince Cable, dropped in! The event was a great success, and many were greatly moved at the postcards on display. See the postcards page to take a look yourself.


If you would like to download a copy of the report then please click here.

 

Speaking opportunities


The experts that make up the Collaboration have also participated in a number of speaking opportunities at specialist events. These have allowed members of the Collaboration to share the work that the Collaboration has done and spread our campaign messages to a number of audiences.