Body-Mind-Spirit Workshop for Children with Eczema and Caregivers (Phase 3)

Eczema is the most common pediatric skin disease affecting 15-20% of children worldwide and 30% of children in Hong Kong. More than 160,000 children (0 to 14 years old) in Hong Kong are currently suffering from this disease. Children with eczema experience sleep problems, fatigue, social problems, lowered self-esteem and emotional distres, among other difficulties. Parents are no less affected by their child’s condition, facing difficulties such as emotional distress, diminished social activities and declining quality of life.

Department of Social Work and Social Administration of The University of Hong Kong launched the first Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit (IBMS) Programme for children with eczema and their parents during the summer of 2017. Results show the course effectively relieves children’s physical and mental issues, help them cope with eczema and learn from the experience. The course also improves parents’ overall quality of life and self-care awareness, leading them to develop closer parent-child relationships.

The course was interviewed by the “Doctors and You” program of RTHK. For details, please refer to this web page:

Programme timetable: Eczema-phase-3-schedule-finalized(vertical)

Target participants: Low-income families (Families subsidised by the Comprehensive Social Security Assistance Scheme or the School Textbook Assistance Scheme)

Fee: Free-of-charge for low-income families (HKD $6,000 for non low-income families, inclusive of administrative fee and a fee for blood test)

*Registration for the program (Phase 3) is now closed*

For enquiries, please contact Ms. So at 3917-5526 or


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