Support & Advice Alopecia UK Support Groups Fife Meeting dates: Date: Time: Location: TBC Extra Meeting Details: Please note the meeting on the 4th December has had to be cancelled due to the venue being unable to accommodate. Please check back for 2019 dates soon. Who can attend: Those with all types of alopecia age 18 and over (male and female) Parents of children with all types of alopecia This group is not suitable for those under 18. If you are under 18, or you have a child under 18, 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: Andrea Craig & PaulinePhone: 07703622398 / 01383839495Email: [email protected]Andrea has her telephone number advertised and is happy to receive a telephone call and provide a listening ear between 6pm and 9pm.Pauline does not have her telephone number advertised but is happy to provide a listening ear at a time arranged via email (between 6pm and 8pm).Andrea 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 Andrea is unable to answer will be sent on to staff at Alopecia UK. Their link with alopecia: Andrea:Andrea has had alopecia for over thirty-eight years and currently has alopecia areata. From Andrea:"Hi my name is Andrea Craig, I am 55 yrs old and have had Alopecia for 38 years. I have been through all the stages and I currently have Alopecia Areata. I am a good listener and I would like to pass on some help to others who are going through alopecia, as it's a journey of ups and downs."Pauline: Pauline has had alopecia for over seven years and currently has androgenetic alopecia and lichen planus.From Pauline:"Having been on an Alopecia journey for some years, I am now much more confident about managing my condition and have developed little strategies which help me cope. I am more comfortable talking about this to others and if my experience can help others, I would be happy to help."Need Advice or Support Outside of the Group Meetings?The main role of support group leads is to facilitate, and answer questions about, the group meetings. Some may offer additional support and you can see what is on offer from Andrea and Pauline in their contact details. 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. The majority of group leads are not trained health professionals and will be helping from the standpoint of being someone who is affected by alopecia themselves and wanting to reach out and help others.You can always contact Alopecia UK head office direct during office hours should you have any queries that need a more urgent response.Suggestions, Comments, Compliments, Complaints?If you have any 'Suggestions, Comments, Compliments or Complaints' about any of the Support Groups listed on the Alopecia UK website then you can let us know by clicking here. The information will be used by Alopecia UK to help us understand what works and what doesn't in order that we can support and advise group leads more effectively and develop the Alopecia UK support group network.