Welcome to Birmingham kids group! We welcome children and families affected by alopecia to meet in a relaxed atmosphere. It’s a great chance for children to meet others with alopecia, and for parents to chat as we know things can be tough on parents too.

What happens at a Group?

Our meetings are relaxed and informal. We bring along things to keep the children entertained, including crafts and games. We also do some group activities which are a lot of fun and a big hit with the children. In 2020 we are looking into a trip out as a group for example to the zoo… to be confirmed.

Group dates:

Date: Time: Location: Extra Meeting Details:
Saturday 1st February 2020 1pm- 3pm Rooms 3a/3b, Education Centre, Basement Floor, Birmingham Children's Hospital, Steelhouse Lane
Birmingham B4 6NH
Arts/crafts, team games, an opportunity for parents to chat over a tea/coffee
Saturday 5th September 2020 1pm-3pm  
Arts/crafts, team games, an opportunity for parents to chat over a tea/coffee

Please contact the group lead prior to attending a meeting so they can plan accordingly. 

Who can attend:

  • Children and young people with all types of alopecia up to the age of sixteen (male and female)
  • Parents of children with all types of alopecia
  • Siblings of those with all types of alopecia (accompanying someone with alopecia)

Please note that those age under 18 must be accompanied by someone age 18 or over

Contact details:

Amy Johnson
Email: [email protected]
Amy is part of the team at Alopecia UK and lives in West Yorkshire. She is running the Birmingham Children's Group until a replacement leader can be found.
The group leads are not professional counsellors but people who have personal experiences with alopecia and, along with member of the support group can help to give insight and advice on living and dealing with alopecia on a day to day basis. 

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 past decade, Amy has had different degrees of regrowth.  Any re-growth is patchy and prone to fall out again. Amy is comfortable with her alopecia these days and enjoys her work supporting those with alopecia. She especially enjoys meeting children and having fun at the kids groups!

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