Take a look over our achievements from the last 12 months.
As we approach the date of our 50th Anniversary Conference and AGM, take a look over some of the key achievements of the Psoriasis Association in our 50th year.
Click here to view a copy of Our Achievements 2018
annual review demonstrates how we have continued to work towards our three
aims: providing information, advice and support to people whose lives are
affected by psoriasis; raising awareness of psoriasis; and promoting and
funding research into the causes, nature and care of psoriasis.
was a busy year for the Psoriasis Association. In March 2018 a survey of
250 young people with psoriasis revealed that 67% felt isolated
as a result of their skin, and 42% were too embarrassed to seek help. This led
to the launching of our WhatsApp helpline service in May 2018, offering young
people a quick and convenient way to reach out for confidential support.
survey also demonstrated that young people did not feel as though medical
practitioners understand how their psoriasis makes them feel. To tackle this, we
are proud to have rolled out our Pso Well Training Course for up to 100 healthcare
practitioners, to cultivate a more understanding approach to people with
Top Ten Research Priorities for Psoriasis were established through our Priority
Setting Partnership, agreed upon by people who
are living with psoriasis, carers and healthcare professionals. The
priorities are a demonstration of the Psoriasis Association's commitment to
promote top quality research in the field, by ensuring that the voices of those
affected by psoriasis are heard.
Our 50th year also saw the release of our anniversary
animation, marking the key milestones and achievements of the Psoriasis
Association, since we were established in 1968, to now.