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This group started in 2014.  The following are welcome to attend the meeting:
  • Those with all types of alopecia age 14 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
Please note that those age 14-17 must be accompanied by someone age 18 or over.  This group is not suitable for those under 14.  If you have a child under 14 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.  You may also be interested in the Liverpool Children's Group and the Leeds Children's Group.

To find out more about the Manchester Support Group, check out this 'Support Group Spotlight' article. 


Date Time Location
Wednesday 16th May 2018 7-8:30pm Cross St Chapel, Manchester M2 1NL
Wednesday 25th July 2018 TBC Social event - to be confirmed
Wednesday 26th September 2018 7-8:30pm Cross St Chapel, Manchester M2 1NL
Wednesday 28th November 2018 7-8:30pm Cross St Chapel, Manchester M2 1NL
The meetings take place in a private room used exclusively by group attendees.  Tea and herbal teas are provided free of charge.

Support group contacts

Laura Johnson

Laura Johnson

Phone: 07782 325210


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?
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 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.

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.  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.

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