News & Events

Our Open Letter to PBAC & Decision Makers

Eczema Support Australia has issued an Open Letter calling on all those responsible for medicines access to list Dupixent on the PBS as a matter of urgency. HERE IS OUR OPEN LETTER: Open Letter to the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee and those who make decisions about medicines access in Australia You have never met us,…

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Niamh’s teen eczema story

Introducing Niamh! She lives in Brisbane, Australia. She is one strong young woman and we thank her for her vulnerability, honesty and advocacy when it comes to talking about eczema. We hope her video story will connect with you. Click here for her story. Please share Niamh’s story with any teenager you know living with…

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2020 World Atopic Eczema Day – Messages from Members

TODAY is WORLD ATOPIC ECZEMA DAY! With well over 1 million Australians living with eczema we believe it’s important to share our voice on World Atopic Eczema Day. Australians living with eczema should not suffer in silence. We want to thank all our members who shared their voices. We hope that this short video will…

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2020 World Atopic Eczema Day – Your voice Australia

We invite those affected by atopic eczema to share their experiences, sometimes stories of joy and support, but inevitably also episodes of suffering and compassion. The impact atopic eczema has on peoples’ lives is as complex and varied as the many affected by the disease. How can you share? Its easy! Eczema Support Australia is…

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Survey – Support for Eczema

A quick survey = real and practical support for Australians and their families affected by eczema. This confidential survey takes less than 4 minutes. Please click on this link or the image to complete the short survey; https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8LY96QV We have limited resources, so we are keen to understand what support Australians impacted by eczema would…

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Tips for Saving Money on Eczema – in these tricky times.

It is more important than ever that people keep up their eczema treatments at these times of high stress associated with the COVID 19 restrictions. You may possibly have less income than usual (or no income) to spend on your treatments. Here are a few tips I share with patients in my nurse-led eczema education clinic. – Deryn Thompson RN BN MN PhD candidate

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The Reality of Parenting a Child with Severe Eczema

“A lot of people think of eczema as just a dry patch of skin. But for parents of children with severe eczema, the reality is very different.” reports Mamamia Kate tells Mamamia about the journey Brock has been on dealing with severe eczema. “They turned red, then it spread, and it eventually covered him,” she…

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Vicki’s Story – Eczema Making National News

news.com.au writes: ‘That small red rash would end up costing Vicki up to $50,000 in treatments, as she fought for almost a decade against agonising pain, sleepless nights and crippling loneliness.’ Eczema Support was provided by Eczema Support Australia and became a turning point in Vicki’s life. Vicki Layton had a perfect life, but an…

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A Resource for Eczema Management

Wet wrapping? Bleach Baths? Topical Steroids? Moisturising? When it comes to eczema management resources, we need trustworthy, reliable and easy to follow information. Wet wrapping? Bleach Baths? Topical Steroids? Moisturising? When it comes to eczema management resources, we need trustworthy, reliable and easy to follow information. Here is a link to a relatively new website…

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Ask the Pharmacist Eczema & Allergies Event 27 July 2019

Eczema and allergies raise lots of questions. You can talk with doctors, nurses, specialists and your community. Have you got questions for your pharmacist about medications? Eczema SUPPORT Australia are your hands to hold through this journey. Join us online or in person for this event on the 27 July 2019. Eczema and allergies raise…

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Member Care & Connection Program Launched

We have now officially launched our Member Care & Connection Program to support Australians living with eczema and/or allergies. We are so excited to have a support program for our members – Australians living with eczema and/or allergies. We want to ensure we provide PRACTICAL support to our members. Everything we do is aimed at…

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Care & Connecton Program Launch Event

13 October – a special community event to launch our Care & Connection Program Did you know? Skin disorders and allergies impact on many facets of mental health and social functioning including increased bullying, social isolation, depression and suicidal ideation. Caregivers often experience increased levels of depression and anxiety. Hands to Hold will hold their…

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World Skin Health Day

We recently marked a first for Australia by raising understanding of eczema on World Skin Health Day. Some of our members have something they need you to understand. Please watch their video and messages.

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You are a ‘Carer’ too

An eczema/allergy carers story Did you know that you are a ‘Carer’? Carers Queensland has supported Hands to Hold and will support you as an individual. You do not need to be a paid carer or even registered with Centrelink as a carer to receive support. Heres is a personal story that you may relate…

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Big Announcement for Hands to Hold Ltd

Hands to Hold Ltd is now an Australian national charity, registered with ACNC. We also have DGR status with the ATO – meaning all donations to help us care for those living with eczema and/or allergy are tax deductible. A big announcement for the support of Eczema and Allergy families!! Hands to Hold Ltd is…

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Support Group Meeting – GC 14 June 2017

Discussion Topic; Tips and tricks for daily living with eczema/allergies. Wednesday 7pm, 14 June 2017, 24 Cotton Street, Nerang, Queensland. Share support and experiences in a friendly and understanding group. This month our topic of discussion is: Tips and tricks for daily living with eczema/allergies. How do you manage daily life or what would you…

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That’s Life! March 2017

A personal story of eczema and allergies as told to That’s Life magazine by one of our founders. Sometimes, a real story needs to be told in order to help others understand that support is needed. Sometimes eczema is more than just annoying and allergies are more than just inconvenient. Read the full article here;…

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Let’s Meet Sat 20th May 2pm – Hands to Hold Social Event

Allergy and Eczema Support. Meet, chat and playtime for all family members (and individuals). MEET; It’s time to meet up with others that understand and just enjoy some easygoing, fun and friendly company. CHAT; Time to chat about Hands to Hold – Topic; “Developing support for our allergy/eczema community.” PLAY; Activities for the children will…

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Group Support Meeting March 15th

Meet up with people that understand the challenges of allergies and/or eczema. This month we are discussing “Lifestyle Restrictions” – What changes have you had to make in your life in order to deal with allergies or eczema? Wednesday 15th March 7pm – 8:30pm; 1/24 Cotton St, Nerang QLD. Go to our Facebook event page…

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Love for a friend – a local story by Dwayne Grant

A newspaper story about growing support for those affected by chronic allergy and eczema. Dwayne Grant, journalist at the Gold Coast Bulletin met a family three years ago dealing with chronic eczema and allergies. In this article he follows up with how our allergy and eczema support network, Hands to Hold, has grown from one…

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