BSF - mental health & skin conditions


ASK THE EXPERT - BSF and talkhealth are teaming up to offer our community the opportunity to put their questions to our panel of dermatology experts regarding mental health and skin conditions.Dr Anton Alexandroff, Dr Andrew Thompson, Dr Alia Ahmed, Ben Choi and Dr Alexandra Mizara will be kindly joining us to give us their advice and support on Thursday 9th April but the clinic will be open from Monday 6th April for you to post your questions in advance.

British Skin Foundation (BSF) is the only UK charity dedicated to raising funds for skin disease and skin cancer research. Visit the British Skin Foundation charity page to find out more.

If you have a question that you would like us to post on your behalf email it to us here.

Medical Experts

  • Dr Alia Ahmed

    Consultant Dermatologist - BSc MRCP

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  • Dr Anton Alexandroff

    Consultant Dermatologist, Honorary Senior Lecturer & British...

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  • Ben Choi

    Occupational Therapist

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  • Dr Alexandra Mizara

    Chartered Counselling Psychologist

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  • Professor Andrew Thompson

    Registered Clinical and Registered Health Psychologist - DClinPs...

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