Please get in touch with Andrea and Pauline ahead of a meeting and let them know if you intend to go along.
Andrea's link with alopecia:From Andrea:
Andrea has had alopecia for over thirty-eight years and currently has alopecia areata.
"Hi my name is Andrea Craig, I am 55 yrs old and have had Alopecia for 38
years. I have been through all the stages and I currently have Alopecia Areata.
I am a good listener and I would like to pass on some help to
others who are going through alopecia, as it's a journey of ups and
downs."Pauline's link with alopecia:
Pauline has had alopecia for over seven years and currently has androgenetic alopecia and lichen planus.From Pauline:
"Having been on an Alopecia journey for some years, I am now much more
confident about managing my condition and have developed little
strategies which help me cope. I am more comfortable talking about this
to others and if my experience can help others, I would be happy to
help."Need Advice or Support Outside of the Group Meetings?
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 Andrea and Pauline below:
- Andrea has her telephone number advertised and is happy to receive a telephone call and provide a listening ear between 6pm and 9pm.
- Pauline does not have her telephone number advertised but is happy to provide a listening ear at a time arranged via email (between 6pm and 8pm).
- Andrea 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 Andrea is unable to
answer will be sent on to staff at Alopecia UK.
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?
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