Support & Advice Local Support Groups Kent “Welcome to the Kent group. This will be a new group for 2021 and our first meeting will take place as soon as we are able to. I am really looking forward to meeting you and supporting people in the area”. What happens at the group? If you or someone you care about is affected by alopecia please do come along to our first meeting! Being a new group I welcome any suggestions for feedback to make this group as great as it can be. Group dates: Date: Time: Location: Extra Meeting Details: We have now tentatively re-opened our support groups, however, it is at the discretion of individual group leads to decide what they feel comfortable delivering in the community, in addition to local COVID-19 guidance given in your area. If you are interested in attending a future group meeting, please contact Rachel directly for more information on upcoming meetings. 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 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. If under the age of 14 and looking for your closest support group please see here for a list of our children and teen groups. Contact details: Rachel BrownEmail: [email protected]Rachel 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 Rachel 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 Rachel's link with alopecia: Having developed Alopecia Universalis (AU) very suddenly a year and a half ago, I found the Alopecia UK online support amazing! As there wasn't a support group in Kent, I thought I would use my personal experience and set one up in the local area. I hope the group will give people a safe place to meet others, share stories, advice, and support. While the group will have a structure, I hope it will also be relaxed giving people the confidence to join in. 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.