One of the biggest challenges for people living with atopic dermatitis (AD) is the impact it can have on their mental health and self-esteem.  It can affect how they perceive themselves or behave, often making them feel self-conscious about the look of their skin and leading many to avoid social activities or personal relationships.  The anxiety caused by AD can in turn create a vicious cycle that may worsen physical symptoms and lead to additional stress.  How would you support people living with AD to feel confident in their own skin?
It’s clear that AD can impact mental well-being at any age, highlighting the importance that now is the time to act. We’re calling on people around the world to come up with ideas, big or small, to help strengthen self-esteem for people living with AD.
Grant recipients have the opportunity to receive funding of up to $10,000, provided by Sanofi and Regeneron, to support the development and implementation of their proposed solution. Grant funding provided will vary based on the scale of the idea submitted.
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MAT-GLB-2203600 V1.0 | August 2022