Support & Advice Support Groups Dorset 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. I welcome any suggestions for feedback to make this group as great as it can be. Meeting 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 Agnes directly for more information on upcoming meetings. 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 GripEmail: [email protected]Facebook groupAgnes 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 Agnes' 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 ‘alopecians’ with the support I never felt I had, hopefully, making their journeys a bit easier and less lonely. 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.