We really want you to find the support you need right now. If you are ever feeling unsafe, the quickest way to get support is to call 999 or go to A&E.
Peer Support from others with Alopecia
In addition to our support groups where you can meet others with alopecia face to face and share experiences, we also have options for online support.
Our discussion forum allows you to speak to others with hair loss anonymously. You are able to set up a profile with a forum name of your choosing and your email address remains totally private from others. We also have a ‘closed Facebook group’ that allows you to chat to others with alopecia. In recent years, our Facebook group has grown more popular that our discussion forum. The Facebook group is much more active with a large number of daily posts.
A ‘closed Facebook group’ means that any posts made within the group are not seen by your Facebook friends. You can find full details about the privacy of our closed Facebook group here.
Healthunlocked provides a further opportunity for an online forum for those with hair loss, with an opportunity for full anonymity similar to our discussion forum.
Other Support Available
Make an appointment with your GP and talk to them about how you are feeling. They will hopefully be able to help.
Samaritans are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They offer emotional support and a listening ear. Call 116 123. It’s a Freephone number, which can even be called from a mobile that has no credit, and the call will not appear on your phone bill. It’s totally confidential.
Ring or text a friend or family member. Often our friends and family are keen to help. We just need to let them know how we are feeling.
Mind is a charity that provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. You can call them on 0300 123 3393 or text 86463.
SANElineis a specialist mental health helpline provided by mental health charity, Sane. You can call them on 0300 304 7000 between 4.30pm and 10.30pm each evening.
If you are under 19, you can ring Childline – 0800 111- for help with any issue you are going through. They have trained counsellors who can provide support.
Changing Faces is a charity that provides support to those living with a visible difference. They have self-help guides on their website and can help you to access trained practitioners.