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The Brighton group has been running for over six years. The following are welcome to attend the meeting:
  • Those with all types of alopecia age 18 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
This group is not suitable for those under 18.  If you are under 18, or you have a child under 18, 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
Thursday 16th August 2018 2-4pm Trendco, Sheridan House, 114-116 Western Rd, Brighton, BN3 1DD
Thursday 13th December 2018 2-4pm Trendco, Sheridan House, 114-116 Western Rd, Brighton, BN3 1DD
Thursday 16th August 2018 - Guest Speaker
Double Olympic Gold Medallist Joanna Rowsell Shand MBE will be a guest speaker at this meeting in her role of Trendco Ambassador.

Support group meetings for this group take place in a Trendco Wig Salon in a private room used exclusively by group attendees.  Refreshments will be available and are provided free of charge. 

The aim of the group meeting is to get together to support each other and not feel alone.

Support group contacts

Michelle Smith

Michelle Smith

Phone: 07984 536 909


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

Michelle's link with alopecia:
Michelle lost all her hair and body hair over a period of a year.  That was ten years ago and it has never grown back. This is what prompted Michelle to setup a support group to help other people.

From Michelle:
"I really enjoy running my group and using my experience to help people cope with alopecia and stay positive."

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:
  • Michelle has her telephone number advertised and is happy to receive a telephone call and provide a listening ear
  • Michelle 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 Michelle 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.

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