Support & Advice Support Groups Hertfordshire (North) Welcome to the Hertfordshire (North) group. Our group meets in Hitchin – we look forward to welcoming you along What happens at the group? The groups are really relaxed and informal, you can come along and have a cuppa and a chat with other people affected by alopecia, or we may have a guest speaker or a demonstration so people can ask questions and find out more about alopecia and ways of managing it. In 2020 we are hoping to have a colour matching session at one of our groups and a mindfulness session. Group dates: Date: Time: Location: Extra Meeting Details: 2021 Due to the current pandemic, all of our face-to-face support groups are currently cancelled until further notice. READ OUR FULL CHARITY UPDATE HERE Please contact the group lead prior to attending a meeting so they can plan accordingly. Alternative support available during the pandemicThe Alopecia UK staff team have now introduced new online support group meetings. If you would like more information, including how to register for these meetings click here. Who can attend: This group is designed for any adult or young person 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 contact the group lead to discuss if the group would be suitable for them. Alternatively please contact the London children support group. Contact details: Carly BedwellEmail: [email protected]Carly 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 Carly 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 Carly's link with alopecia: I’ve had Alopecia for 2 years officially. It started of as patches and now it’s total hair loss. I’m very positive about my journey and I have a lot to offer with support and advice. I hope people will feel happy and comfortable with my support group and it’s somewhere they feel they can talk about their journey and feelings. If you come along to one of our groups, you can expect a warm welcome, the chance to meet other people locally with alopecia and a supportive environment in which to share information, support each other and make new friendships. 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.