Support & Advice Local Support Groups Kent East “Welcome to the Kent East group. I am really looking forward to meeting you and supporting people in the area” What happens at the group? We have a variety of meetings across the year offering support, information and advice. Previous activities have included, walks, informal meetings, specialist events/ speakers, with lots more to come! Group dates: Currently the Kent East group has no meeting dates planned. Please check again soon for further meetings. 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. If under the age of 15 and looking for your closest support group please see here for a list of our children and teen groups. Contact details: Lin WatsonEmail: [email protected] Lin 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 Lin 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 members 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. Lin's link with alopecia: Welcome to the new Kent East group! I hope that together we can create a friendly, safe, relaxed forum offering support, care and understanding around all types of hair loss. I understand the effect that hair loss can have on our emotional well-being and by sharing our experiences we can help reduce feelings of isolation and explore the practical ways we can learn to live with alopecia, both physical and emotional.As we are a new group we can set our own agenda and I welcome your suggestions on how our group moves forward and the range of topics we cover. Alternatively, we can just get together over a coffee and moan about being bald!! I look forward to meeting you, Lin 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.