Support & Advice Support Groups Berkshire Teens Meeting dates: Date: Time: Location: Extra Meeting Details: TBC Please contact the group lead prior to attending a meeting so they can plan accordingly. Who can attend: This group is designed for any young person and their families living with or affected by alopecia from the ages of 12 and above. Please note that those age 12-17 must be accompanied by someone age 18 or over. If your child is under the age of 12 please feel free to still contact the group to discuss if the meeting would be appropriate for their age group. Contact details: Sheila (and Amaliah) Knight / Clare Meldrum Phone: 07912 983229 / 07767 268008Email: [email protected]Sheila and Clare both have their telephone number advertised and are happy to provide a listening ear via telephone call between the hours of 5pm-8pm for Sheila and 6pm-9pm for Clare.Both are happy to receive support questions via email from those in their local area and will answer to the best of their ability based on their own knowledge and experiences. 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. Please be aware that any questions Sheila and Clare are unable to answer will be sent on to staff at Alopecia UK. Sheila and Clare's links with alopecia: From Sheila:Sheila's daughter, Amaliah, has Alopecia Universalis. Amaliah has had alopecia areata for nine years, since she was five years old. Three years ago this developed in to alopecia universalis. Sheila says, "Although I will be running the group my daughter will be taking more of the charge roll. We have both grown in understanding alopecia and already talk to other parents and newly diagnosed young people and feel we have a lot to offer". From Amaliah:Hi I'm Amaliah and I have had Alopecia Areata on and off for 10 years and at one point I had Alopecia Universalis. Mum lovely mum does all the paperwork and running around for the support group I turn up and run it! From Clare:Clare's daughter has alopecia. Clare says, "When my daughter first developed alopecia, we tried to support her as much as possible but she found it very difficult to come to terms with her hair loss. The turning point for her was when she attended the Alopecia UK event at Alton Towers and was able to spend time with other young people who were going through the same experiences as her. This group will allow teenagers to meet regularly and talk about the things that matter to them. 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.