The meetings take place in a private room used exclusively by group attendees. Tea and herbal teas are provided free of charge.
Please get in touch with Laura via email, phone or text ahead of a meeting and let her know if you intend to go along
so that she knows how many to expect and you can be contacted should anything change.
Laura's link with alopecia:
Laura has had alopecia areata (progressing to totalis, then re-growing then back to areata again!) for three years.From Laura:
"I'm just like you, finding common ground and understanding with others who also have varying degrees of hair loss. I'm originally from down south (but don't let that put you off coming to the group!) and have particular interest in natural health and work in nutrition."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 Laura below:
- Laura has her telephone number advertised but would prefer that this is only used for calls/texts relating to support group meetings. Laura is not able to receive support calls therefore if you need this please contact AUK (see below). Laura would prefer contact by email initially as she is self-employed and so her working hours vary each week.
- Laura is happy to receive support questions by email 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 Laura is unable to
answer will be sent on to staff at Alopecia UK.
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
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
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.