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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.


Date Time Location
22nd - 24th September 2017 AUK Big Weekend - National Event (click for details)

Our last meeting was on Sunday 27th August 2017.  Please check back again soon for future meeting dates.

The meetings may take place in different venues.  Usually it is a private room but sometimes the group will meet in a cafe or pub.  As such refreshments are sometimes free of charge and sometimes available to buy, depending on the venue. 

Support group contacts

Caroline Franklyn

Phone: 07776700732


Please get in touch with Caroline ahead of a meeting and let her know if you intend to go along.

Caroline's link with alopecia:

Caroline has had Alopecia for 6 years having started with it at the age of 59.

From Caroline:
"It was a shock to develop alopecia, but I think my age has helped me cope with it. At the start I knew nobody with Alopecia, but I realised that I must seek out others with the condition, in order to come to terms with it. However kind and supportive one's friends and colleagues are, there is absolutely no substitute for getting together with those who simply 'get it'. The group meets about four times a year. We discuss our Alopecia, share our experiences, share tips on coping with the condition, and give mutual support."

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 Caroline below:
  • Caroline has her telephone number advertised and is happy to provide a listening ear via telephone call if someone phones between 9am and 5pm.
  • Caroline is happy to receive support questions from those in her local area and will answer to the best of her ability based on her own knowledge and experiences.  Please be aware that any questions Caroline is unable to answer will be sent on to staff at Alopecia UK.
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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