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Hertfordshire (North)

This group began in 2016.  The following are welcome to attend the meeting:
  • Those with all types of alopecia age 14 and over (male and female)
  • Friends/Partners of those with all types of alopecia (accompanying someone with alopecia)
  • Parents of children with all types of alopecia
Please note that those age 14-17 must be accompanied by someone age 18 or over.  This group is not suitable for those under 14.  If you have a child under 14 and are looking for support please do still contact the group lead so that they can keep your details for any future developments of the group or try and put you in touch with others in the area.

You can find out a bit more about the Hertfordshire (North) support group in this 'Support Group Spotlight' article.


Date Time Location
Sunday 13th May 2018* 2-4pm Sun Hotel, Sun Street, Hitchin, SG5 1AF
Sunday 8th July 2018 2-4pm Sun Hotel, Sun Street, Hitchin, SG5 1AF
Sunday 2nd September 2018 2-4pm Sun Hotel, Sun Street, Hitchin, SG5 1AF
Sunday 18th November 2018 2-4pm Sun Hotel, Sun Street, Hitchin, SG5 1AF
*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.

Support group contacts

Julie Williams

Julie Williams

Phone: 07725 902567


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?
The 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).
Please 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 others.

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?
If 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.

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