Welcome to the Dorset Support Group.

What happens at a group?

We meet for a cup of tea and a chat, its very informal and we welcome adults affected by alopecia. I have recently taken over the Dorset Support Group from the lovely Viv. In 2020 we are hoping to have a day at the Beach, as well as our general tea and a chat, we welcome suggestions for things to do.

Meeting dates:

Date: Time: Location: Extra Meeting Details:
Thursday 30th January 2020 7-9pm The Grasshopper, 139-141 Bournemouth Road, Poole, BH14 9HT
Thursday 27th February 2020 7-9pm The Grasshopper, 139-141 Bournemouth Road, Poole, BH14 9HT
Thursday 21st May 2020 7-9pm CANCELLED DUE TO CURRENT NEWS EVENTS.
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Thursday 18th June 2020 7-9pm CANCELLED DUE TO CURRENT NEWS EVENTS.
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Thursday 16th July 2020 7-9pm CANCELLED DUE TO CURRENT NEWS EVENTS.
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Thursday 20th August 2020 7-9pm CANCELLED DUE TO CURRENT NEWS EVENTS.
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Thursday 17th September 2020 7-9pm CANCELLED DUE TO CURRENT NEWS EVENTS.
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Thursday 15th October 2020 7-9pm CANCELLED DUE TO CURRENT NEWS EVENTS.
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Thursday 19th November 2020 7-9pm The Grasshopper, 139-141 Bournemouth Road, Poole, BH14 9HT
Thursday 17th December 2020 7-9pm The Grasshopper, 139-141 Bournemouth Road, Poole, BH14 9HT

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. 
    • For those under the age of 15 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:

    Agnes Grip
    Email: [email protected]
    Facebook group
    Agnes 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 Agnes 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

    Agne's link with alopecia: 

    Having lived with alopecia since I was 10 years old (I’m now 30), I spent most of that time ‘hiding’, feeling like I was completely alone and that no one understood me. By running these support groups, I hope I will be able to provide fellow ‘alopeciens’ with the support I never felt I had, hopefully, making their journeys a bit easier and less lonely.


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