We know that meeting others with alopecia can play a huge part in a child's alopecia journey. Not only can it provide a wealth of peer support and advice, help children feel less alone and understand their feelings are perfectly normal, it also helps reduce anxiety and build confidence. 

In order to support children with their alopecia journey, we facilitate online meetings via Zoom that provides a unique opportunity for children to meet others with alopecia in a safe, supportive and fun online space.

Who is this meeting suitable for? 

This meeting is most suitable for children with alopecia aged 7 -12. If your child is under 7 and you wish to attend please consider whether the meeting seems suitable for them. We recommend children under 7 be supported at the meeting by a parent/carer in order to enjoy it to its full capacity. If you have any questions regarding this please contact our team.

This meeting is only open to those in the UK.

What can you expect of this meeting?

This online meeting will include: 

  • Icebreakers
  • Some fun, silly games to get to know each other
  • An opportunity to take part in 'Show and Tell'. A chance to show an important item like a favourite toy, a school certificate or family pet or share an exciting, important or impactful experience with the other children. 

Who will host the meeting? 

The meeting will be facilitated by Alopecia UK staff member Kelly (seen in the picture to the right), along with 1-2 other volunteers! 

Since the age of around 14, Kelly has experienced reoccurring episodes of telogen effluvium. At University she also began to experience patches of alopecia areata. Kelly worked within the third and public sectors for ten years, primarily in the areas of community support, charity support and education. At Alopecia UK she works on a wide variety of support projects within the charity and is currently the group lead for the London Children's group!

How can my child join the meeting?

If you would be interested in joining this meeting please complete the following: 
Please note: all of our meetings are free to attend.

  • Read through our group rules and ensure you are happy and comfortable to proceed. If you have any questions don't hesitate to email [email protected] 

  • Head to 'Register for a space' below and select the number of children you would like to register for. Click 'BOOK'.
    (Parents do not need to register for their own space. In most circumstances, the quantity will be 1. Situations, where this may not be the case, would be if multiple siblings had alopecia and would also like to attend.)

  • Once you have clicked 'BOOK' you will be asked to complete a few questions. Please ensure your email is correct as this is how we will contact you to confirm your space. Once completed please click 'CONFIRM'. 

  • This will take you to the 'basket'. A reminder all our meetings are completely free to attend, there is however opportunity at this point to provide an optional donation to help us continue the work we do, should you wish to. Once ready please click 'COMPLETE PURCHASE'.

  • You will then receive a confirmation email. Should there be any queries regarding your registration one of our team will get in touch. Two weeks before the meeting you will receive a reminder email, in this email will be the Zoom meeting link. This link is only for you and must not be shared elsewhere. You will also be sent a reminder closer to the time.

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