About Eczema SUPPORT Australia


Our story

Eczema Support Australia Ltd is a new and developing support network established and managed by volunteers.  Originally named Hands to Hold, Eczema Support Australia Ltd is registered as a Public Benevolent Institution and is an Australian registered charity and endorsed as a deductible gift recipient (DGR). 

We understand the challenges of dealing with chronic eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis. We also understand the challenges of living with other atopic or allergic conditions. 

Hands to Hold was inspired by a family with twin boys who have severe allergies and eczema.  Thanks to the initiative and drive of a friend, this family finally received wonderful community support, which has made all the difference.  All families and individuals dealing with these chronic conditions deserve our community support.


Our people



Melanie put her Human Resource career on hold to care for her two children who have chronic allergies and eczema. She now focuses on raising her children whilst developing this support network.

DIRECTOR Marion Andersson

Marion is a Business Development Manager for a Global Education Publishing organization. Marion founded a community cause called ‘Two Little Boys to Avene’ in order to assist a close friend. As a result of this experience, Marion was inspired to support the wider community through Hands to Hold.




Anne a Registered Nurse with a professional development certificate in Allergy & Anaphylaxis. Along with a lifetime of nursing experience, Anne is a hands on grandparent of twin boys with extensive allergies and eczema.

DIRECTOR Lisa Knight 

Lisa is a Social Worker with extensive professional experience. She has also worked through recent years of managing allergies, food intolerances and health issues in her own growing family.




Scott is a CPA and Company Director who has over 27 years experience in multi national service related businesses. Scott is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and currently sits on the Board for two investment companies.


Our Consultation Committee is comprised of several founding members who are dedicated to assisting Hands to Hold support our Australian community





Eczema Support Australia is a support network only.  Information received from a facilitator or a guest of Eczema Support Australia, does not constitute medical advice.  You should seek independent medical or professional advice.