We know that meeting others with alopecia can play a huge part in someone’s alopecia journey. Not only can it provide a wealth of peer support and advice, help people feel less alone and understand their feelings are perfectly normal, it also helps reduce anxiety and build confidence. 

In order to support young people with their alopecia journey, we facilitate online meetings via Zoom that provides a unique opportunity for young people to meet others with alopecia in a safe, supportive and informative online space.

Who is this meeting suitable for? 

This meeting is for young people with alopecia ages 13-18. This meeting is only open to those in the UK.


What can you expect of this meeting?

This online meeting will include: 

  • Some group icebreakers and an opportunity, for those that wish to, to introduce themselves
  • Some time to get to know each other
  • The chance to ask any questions or share feelings and thoughts about your alopecia experience

We know that it can be nerve-wracking to meet people for the first time, especially online. Some attendees of our initial meetings have told us they felt nervous logging on but were very glad they joined as they got a lot out of it and came away feeling more comfortable and confident about their alopecia. If anyone is feeling particularly nervous about joining a meeting, feel free to contact our team in advance and we can try to reduce any nerves you may have.

Who will host the meeting? 

The meeting will be facilitated by Alopecia UK staff member Naomi, and hosted by members of our Youth Voice Board. Find out more about the Youth Voice Board here.

Naomi first experienced alopecia areata when she was 22 in 2014, it quickly progressed to alopecia universalis. She joined the AUK team in early 2018 and saw the huge benefits of peer support, especially with children and families. Naomi has a background in childcare and was previously a drama teacher for the theatre company Stagecoach. She enjoys working with children to help them build their self-esteem and confidence. Over the years Naomi has experienced varying degrees of regrowth, experimented with wigs & headwear and currently is back to having alopecia areata.

How can I join the meeting?

If you would be interested in joining this meeting please complete the following: 
Please note: all of our meetings are free to attend.

  • Read through our session rules and ensure you are happy and comfortable to proceed. If you have any questions don't hesitate to email [email protected] 

  • Head to 'Register for a space' below and select the number of people you would like to register for. Click 'BOOK'.
    (In most circumstances, the quantity will be 1. Situations, where this may not be the case, would be if multiple siblings had alopecia and would also like to attend.)

  • Once you have clicked 'BOOK' you will be asked to complete a few questions. Please ensure your email is correct as this is how we will contact you to confirm your space. Once completed please click 'CONFIRM'. 

  • This will take you to the 'basket'. A reminder all our meetings are completely free to attend, there is however opportunity at this point to provide an optional donation to help us continue the work we do, should you wish to. Once ready please click 'COMPLETE PURCHASE'.

  • You will then receive a confirmation email. Should there be any queries regarding your registration one of our team will get in touch. Two weeks before the meeting you will receive a reminder email, in this email will be the Zoom meeting link. This link is only for you and must not be shared elsewhere. You will also be sent a reminder closer to the time.

FIND DETAILS OF FUTURE MEETINGS HERE

This meeting is now full. To add your name to the waiting list please email [email protected]