*Sunday 13th May 2018
We have Wendy Eastwood from Changing Faces coming to do a session on "What does alopecia mean to me, sharing experiences and tips to cope”.
This workshop will look at your own experiences of living with alopecia and how this relates to your identity. It will give an opportunity to share both your own personal strategies / ideas for managing but also some of the challenges. The session will be an interactive one, working in small groups.
Please get in touch with Julie ahead of a meeting and let her know if you intend to go along so she can keep track of numbers.
Julie's link with alopecia:
Julie has had alopecia areata for over seventeen years. She started with it when she was fourteen years old. From Julie:"Having found Alopecia UK, I wanted to play my part
in ensuring that their services reached as many people as possible.
There was no support group in my local area and so this felt like a
natural place to start. If you come along you can expect a warm welcome, a cup of tea and to meet a really lovely bunch of people. It is very supportive in that everyone is just up for
listening to each other and sharing information on local services and
experiences."Need Advice or Support Outside of the Group Meetings?
main role of support group leads is to facilitate, and answer questions
about, the group meetings. Some may offer additional support and you
can see what is on offer from Julie below:
- Julie is unable to provide individual support via telephone or email. Please contact Alopecia UK directly instead (see below).
note that all of our support group leads are volunteers and do this in
their spare time. As such please allow up to a week for replies to
emails. The majority of group leads are not trained health
professionals and will be helping from the standpoint of being someone
who is affected by alopecia themselves and wanting to reach out and help
You can always contact Alopecia UK head office
direct during office hours should you have any queries that need a more urgent response.Suggestions, Comments, Compliments, Complaints?
you have any 'Suggestions, Comments, Compliments or Complaints' about
any of the Support Groups listed on the Alopecia UK website then you can
let us know by clicking here
Feedback is always appreciated. The information will be used by
Alopecia UK to to help us understand what works and what doesn't in
order that we can support and advise group leads more effectively and
develop the Alopecia UK support group network.