Skin Deep Behind The Mask

Skin Deep Behind The Mask

Charity information

Skin Deep Behind The Mask

SKIN DEEP Behind the Mask (SDBM) is unique. It is the only UK charity devoted to helping people with all skin diseases. It is estimated that 8 million people in the UK are suffering with skin disease.

Founded 2013

  • Mission statement

    ‘Providing Education, Guidance and Support to skin disease sufferers and carers alike. ’

    SDBM aims, by 2020, to be the leading provider of high quality and innovative services to skin disease patients regardless of what skin disease they are suffering. We aim to provide meaningful and practical support to their families and carers.

    Our values are:

    Supporting our Community of Interest (skin disease patients & their carers)

    SDBM is a user centred organisation. This means that we put the needs and wants of skin disease patients at the centre of our approach in the design and delivery of our services. Our founder, Shabana Islam, is herself a long-term skin disease sufferer. She has been living with her skin disease for almost a decade. It was the intensity of her personal experience that inspired her to set-up Skin Deep. After speaking with fellow patients, their families, dermatologists and other healthcare professionals, Shabana saw the need to provide skin disease patients, their families and carers with practical help, education, information, guidance and support. Comparing her experience with other patients, Shabana was able to determine the most common issues facing patients regardless of what skin disease they had.

  • Aims

    Skin Deep Behind The Mask aims to:

    • To publicise and gain public support for the Organisation. Moreover, to raise funds and receive contributions, where appropriate, for financing the organisation and its work.
    • To provide information and support to patients and their families in an open and confidential manner.
    • To raise awareness of skin diseases and the consequences for sufferers through education and media representation.
    • Organise meetings, training courses and events.
    • To promote and raise funds for the research, prevention and treatment of dermatological conditions.
  • Overview

    Established: August 2013

    Registered Charity Number: 1153203

    Board members: 12

    Full time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 60

    Phone number: 0844 357 5777

    Address: 168-172 Snargate Street, Dover, Kent CT17 9BZ

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