Support & Advice Support Groups Glasgow Welcome to the Glasgow group What happens at the group? The groups are nice and relaxed, and informal. We generally have a chat with drinks and some nibbles. We sometimes have guest speakers come in if people think this would be helpful and this year we have had a couple of semi-permanent make-up artists come along. Group dates: Date: Time: Location: Thursday 6th February 2020 6.30pm-8.30pm Parruche, 41 Virginia Street, Glasgow, G1 1TS Thursday 2nd April 2020 6.30pm-8.30pm TBC Thursday 4th June 2020 6.30pm-8.30pm TBC 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 with children up to the age of 14 please see our Glasgow Kids here Contact details: Victoria JordanEmail: [email protected]Victoria 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 Victoria 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 Victoria's link with alopecia: From Victoria:"I am Victoria and I have had Alopecia Areata in various degrees from the age of 25. It started as hair loss under my ears and round the back of my hairline which is known as the Ophiasis pattern and started a year after my Dad was diagnosed with cancer. Thankfully he made a full recovery but unfortunately despite going through the process of falling out and regrowing, this new condition I found myself with did not recover. At its worst, I have been completely bald with no eyelashes which was a real turning point for me as I decided I needed support outwith family and friends. I needed to be around people who 'got it' which is why I contacted AUK to ask about settingup a support group in Glasgow. It's been the best thing I have ever done and have met so many wonderfully brave and inspiring people. My advice is to seek others in a similar position if you have this condition as hopefully you will feel the same benefits that I have." 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.