#PROJECTACNE is a program designed for schools to provide students with reliable information about acne and skin care.
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions affecting teenagers, with approximately 85% experiencing it at some point during adolescence. For many teens acne undermines their self-confidence and can affect both school and social interactions. By raising awareness and talking about treatment options, we can help to reduce the physical and emotional impacts of acne.
The goal of the program is to help students:
- understand the causes of acne
- talk about the physical, emotional and social effects of acne
- identify appropriate resources, services and treatments.
#PROJECTACNE has been developed for schools to use with students in years 7 and 8 as part of their Health and Physical Education program, and may be taught over 2 or 4 lessons.
Teachers can access a number of resources that have been developed to assist them in educating students, including:
- two lesson plans with links to the Victorian Curriculum
- presentations for use when delivering the lessons
- student worksheets including answer sheets
- student handouts for students to take home
- suggested draft letter to parents introducing #PROJECTACNE
- suggested draft newsletter article introducing #PROJECTACNE
- posters for use at school.
Lessons & worksheetsSchool Communications
We would also appreciate some feedback, not only on how and where the information is being used, but also some ideas on how we might improve these information resources in the future.
When you get a chance, could you take a minute or two to contact us with your feedback? (No personal information required. We are only interested in the take up and usage of this information resource, and your initial thoughts or suggestions at this stage.) Thanks!
If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact us at the Skin Health Institute