Eczema Outreach Support created an animation, ‘Eczema – More Than Itchy Skin’ –  all about eczema and how it can affect school life.

EOS created ‘Eczema – More than Itchy Skin’ to empower young people to manage their eczema better and to provide school staff with guidance and advice on how to support pupils with eczema.

We worked with a group of young people to understand the issues faced at school and had health care professionals, parents and education specialists on board to help develop the animation. You can watch ‘Eczema – More than Itchy Skin’ here.

We would love for you to share the animation with your family and friends to help them understand what life can be like with eczema and how small changes can make a big difference to school life

Here’s what one young person thought:

“I liked hearing about all the children in school and I liked being able to relate to them, for example the child with leggings and the one with the blazer. I think it would be a great animation to show in schools including mine and would help people understand eczema”

We also created a version of the animation ‘Supporting Young People with Eczema’ that can be used in secondary schools as part of staff training. The trailer can be viewed here. If you would like to request the training for your child’s school, visit our webpage here for more information.

We would love to hear your feedback.  You can complete our animation survey here to give us your thoughts.