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:

  • Those with all types of alopecia age 14 and over (male and female)
  • Friends/Partners of those with all types of alopecia (accompanying someone with alopecia)
  • Parents of children with all types of alopecia

Please note that those age 14-17 must be accompanied by someone age 18 or over.  This group is not suitable for those under 14.  If you have a child under 14 and are looking for support please do still contact the group lead so that they can keep your details for any future developments of the group or try and put you in touch with others in the area.

Contact details:

Vivian Allen
Phone: 07813989707
Email: [email protected]
Vivian has her telephone number advertised and is happy to provide a listening ear via telephone.
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 be aware that any questions Vivian is unable to answer will be sent on to staff at Alopecia UK.

Vivian's link with alopecia:


Vivian first started losing small patches of hair when she was 13 and this continued on and off until her twenties when the alopecia areata progressed and she lost more hair.  Now sometimes she has enough hair for a 'hair do' and sometimes she doesn't.  Vivian wears a wig if it's cold, if dressing up for work or a night out, but not for sport.

From Vivian:
"Welcome to Dorset Alopecia Support Group. Sharing with others when we have a common bond can be a source of great strength and inspiration. What I have found helpful along the path to acceptance of my alopecia are friends who will listen and provide support for even for the little things. My name is Vivian, I work as a life coach and counsellor and I hope you will join us for sociable get together soon."


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