The meetings will take place in a private room used exclusively by the group. Refreshments will be provided and there is no charge to attend the group.
The aim of the group meetings is to share experiences of alopecia with
others who will listen and understand, and offer moral and perhaps
practical support, so that no one needs to feel alone.
Please get in touch with Sue ahead of a meeting and let her know if you intend to go along.
A bit about Sue and her link with alopecia:
Sue is an Author and has had alopecia universalis for many years. She is also an Ambassador for Alopecia UK. You can read more about Sue and her experience with alopecia here. Sue is also able to deliver workshops or talks in schools where there is a child with alopecia. You can read more about that here or go to her website for full details www.suehamptonauthor.co.uk.
"Whether youíve just
started to lose your hair or been living without it for decades, whether
itís alopecia areata or the full monty, and whether you keep it secret
or go bareheaded, come along and feel free to be yourself."
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 Sue below:
- Sue has her telephone number advertised and is happy to receive a telephone call and provide a listening ear
- Sue 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 Sue 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. The information will be used by Alopecia UK 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.