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#projectacne - teacher resources


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.  

#PROJECTACNE is designed to provide students with authoritative and reliable information about acne and skin care. 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 use with students in years 7 and 8 as part of the PDH&PE program and may be taught over 2 or 4 lessons. 


On this part of our website you can access a number of resources that have been developed to assist you in educating students being:

  • Two lesson plans with links to the Victorian Curriculum 
  • PDF presentations for use when delivering the lessons
  • Student worksheets including answer sheets 
  • Student handouts for students to take home
  • Letter to parents introducing #PROJECTACNE
  • Sample school newsletter article introducing #PROJECTACNE



(1) Curriculum, Lesson Presentations, handouts and worksheets


(2) Communications - Letter to parents, sample newsletter articles and posters



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 complete our online survey here? (No personal information required. We are only interested in the takeup 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 & Cancer Foundation Inc. 

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2. Gieler U et al. J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol 2015; 29 (Suppl 4): 12–14.
3. Barnes L et al. Dermatol Clin 2012; 30: 293–300. 

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