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This is a new group for 2017.  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.

Meetings

Date Time Location
Saturday 22nd July 2017 11am-1pm Monkton Elm Garden Centre, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton, TA2 8QN
22nd - 24th September 2017 AUK Big Weekend - National Event (click for details)

Saturday 22nd July 2017
Carolyn will meet everybody in the bottom right hand corner of the Cafe next to the door of the Conference Room.  The group will then move in to the Conference Room giving the group some privacy.  You can buy food and drink in the Cafe and take it through with you if you wish (as the venue are providing the room for free it is nice if attendees can return the gesture through purchasing a drink or some food if possible).

Support group contacts

Carolyn

Carolyn

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

Carolyn's link with alopecia:

Carolyn has alopecia areata.  She has had it for three years now.  She was diagnosed in June 2016 after feeling like she had been going round in circles for two and a half years.

From Carolyn:
"I felt completely alone initially and that nobody was listening or could possibly understand how I was feeling. By talking to others in the same pickle I realised I'm far from alone and so many have had such a similar journey, I really would like to offer support at whatever stage of the journey people are on, with whichever type of alopecia they may have."

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 Carolyn below:
  • Carolyn does not have her telephone number advertised but is happy to receive a telephone call and provide a listening ear at a time arranged via email. 
  • Carolyn 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 Carolyn 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 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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