Support & Advice Support Groups Cardiff Welcome to the Cardiff group. We meet monthly and the group is a chance to have a chat with people affected by alopecia in a relaxed and informal setting. We hope to see you there What happens in the groups? We meet in a café for coffee and give everyone a chance to chat to each other. We have been meeting in the same café for a few meetings and everyone says they really like the friendly atmosphere. In 2020 we have talked about inviting a nutritionist along and we are also thinking about another session on medical tattooing as that has been quite a popular topic. Group dates: Date: Time: Location: Extra Meeting Details: We have now tentatively re-opened our support groups, however, it is at the discretion of individual group leads to decide what they feel comfortable delivering in the community, in addition to local COVID-19 guidance given in your area. If you are interested in attending a future group meeting, please contact Gwen directly for more information on upcoming meetings. Please contact the group lead prior to attending a meeting so they can plan accordingly. Extra venue information: There is parking at the top of the high street (free for 2 hours). Please note the upstairs room has been reserved for all of our meetings. 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. For those with children up to the age of 14 please contact the group lead to discuss if the group would be suitable for them. Alternatively please see here for a list of our children and teen groups. Contact details: Gwennan ThomasEmail: [email protected]Gwenann 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 Gwenann 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 member 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 Gwennan's links with alopecia: "I was diagnosed with alopecia universalis in 2002. Whilst it was a difficult time in my life, I have come to accept my condition and embrace it as best I can. I previously ran the Cardiff Group between 2013-2017, and following a short break am returning to leading the group once again. I enjoy meeting others to help support them through what can be a life-changing condition. I am passionate and positive and want to enable a sense of community and support in South Wales." 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.