Monday 15th January 2018 - Wig/Alternative Hair Focus
Wig Expert, Debbie, will lead this meeting as group lead, Amy, is unavailable. Debbie is happy to cover anything in relation to wig care, types of wig etc. She thought a useful demo to provide would be to show you how to alter a wig. But if there is anything else you’d find really useful, let Debbie know in advance of the January meeting and she’ll try her best to accommodate your request. Perhaps there is a particular style or brand of wig you’d like to check out? Or you have questions about caring for your wig? If you send Debbie your queries/requests, she’ll try and cover as much as possible in the January meeting: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Leeds support group is run by Amy who is also Alopecia UK's Communications & Fundraising Manager. The meetings take place in a private room and tea/coffee is provided.
Please get in touch with Amy ahead of a meeting and let her know if you intend to go along as she needs to keep track of numbers to ensure everyone has a seat.
Amy's link with alopecia:
Amy first spotted two small
patches in October 2007 (age 24). The two small
patches quickly re-grew but she then developed alopecia universalis in 2010. Over the last couple of years her hair has started to grow back a bit. Any re-growth is patchy and prone to fall out again. Amy is comfortable with her alopecia
these days but would still love for her hair to make a full
return. You can read more about Amy here
"Although I am at ease with my hair loss, I remember vividly how
hard my first year with alopecia was. It's for this reason that I am
passionate about helping others with alopecia. We have a comfortable and private room in the Queens Hotel Leeds, which
is attached to Leeds train station. The proximity to the station means
it's an ideal location for people travelling from the wider area. We
have group members who travel from York, Sheffield, Harrogate, Skipton,
Wakefield and Halifax (and lots of places in between!). I look forward to meeting you!"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 Amy below:
- Amy has her telephone number advertised and is happy to provide a listening ear via telephone call at a time pre-arranged via email.
- Amy 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
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.