Help wanted - Viv is currently looking for another volunteer in the Dorset area who would be willing to help her with the running of the support group. To find out more please contact [email protected]


Meeting dates:

Date: Time: Location: Extra Meeting Details:
2019 Details to be confirmed soon.

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 12 and above. 

    • Please note that those age 12-17 must be accompanied by someone age 18 or over. 
    • For those under the age of 12 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:

    Vivian Allen
    Phone: 07813989707
    Email: [email protected]
    Facebook group
    Vivian has her telephone number advertised and is happy to provide a listening ear via telephone between the hours of 10am-7pm.
    She is also happy to receive support questions from those in her local area and will answer to the best of her ability based on her 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 Vivian is unable to answer will be sent on to staff at Alopecia UK.

    Vivian's link with alopecia:


    From Vivian:
    "Hi, having had alopecia areata some 35 plus years (since the age of 13) and tried many things to make it 'better' I finally found that talking to others who had alopecia and could get 'it' was the thing that made the biggest positive difference in my life. Running the Dorset Support group is my way of giving back and helping others who have alopecia. We are a great bunch of people, all with so much more to our lives than only our alopecia, yet it is the condition that brings us together and for that I am thankful. Since starting the group in 2017 I have met many lovely people either in person or virtually and I am really grateful for that opportunity. It's taken me many years to feel this way about my alopecia and if I can help you find some answers to your questions about living with alopecia, I would be delighted to hear from you. With very best wishes, Viv"


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