Support & Advice Local Support Groups Aberdeen “Welcome to the Aberdeen group. I am really looking forward to meeting you and supporting people in the area” What happens at the group? We have a variety of meetings across the year offering support, information and advice. Previous activities have included, walks, informal meetings, specialist events/ speakers, with lots more to come! Group dates: Date: Time: Location: Extra Meeting Details: Thursday 30th November 2023 7pm TBC Christmas Cocktails Please contact the group lead prior to attending a meeting so they can plan accordingly. Who can attend: This group is designed for any adult living with or affected by alopecia from the ages of 15 and above. Please note that those age 15-17 must be accompanied by someone age 18 or over. If under the age of 15 and looking for your closest support group please see here for a list of our children and teen groups. Contact details: Amanda WrightEmail: [email protected]Facebook: Alopecia Aberdeen UKInstagram: @BloomingBaldAmanda is happy to answer any questions about the group and provide a listening ear at a time arranged by email. Please be aware that any questions Amanda is unable to answer will be sent on to staff at Alopecia UK.Support group leads are not professional counsellors but people who have personal experiences with alopecia and, along with members of the support group can help to give insight and advice on living and dealing with alopecia on a day to day basis. Please note that 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. Amanda's link with alopecia: My hair started falling out when I was 12 years old and within six months I was totally bald. On my 13th birthday, I went wig shopping, which I thought would be the answer to all my problems, but ended up coming away from the shop feeling worse than ever. I am pleased to tell you that 30 years later I love my wig - and tattooed eyebrows and false eyelashes! Although I have always been comfortable talking about my alopecia, I have often found it a difficult subject to broach. If my experience can help others, whether they need to talk freely and openly about their personal experiences or the obstacles they face, then I’ll be delighted. My hope is that I can help support and encourage them, while learning from them also. If you have any feedback on this support group please consider leaving it here. Alternatively, if you have any Suggestions, Comments, Compliments or Complaints for the charity please do so here.