Support & Advice Alopecia UK Support Groups Leeds Meeting dates: Date: Time: Location: Extra Meeting Details: Saturday 23rd March 2019 2.00pm - 5.00pm St George's Centre, 60 Great George Street, Leeds, LS1 3DL TICKETED EVENT NOW SOLD OUT - North of England Regional Roadshow More information here Monday 13th May 2019 6.30pm - 8.30pm Headingley Room, Queens Hotel, City Square, Leeds, LS1 1PJ Stress Busters session delivered by The Cellar Trust (local mental health charity) - see below for further details Monday 15th July 2019 6.30pm - 8.30pm Headingley Room, Queens Hotel, City Square, Leeds, LS1 1PJ No 7 beauty advisers will be available at this meeting to provide make up advice and tips Monday 16th September 2019 6.30pm - 8.30pm Headingley Room, Queens Hotel, City Square, Leeds, LS1 1PJ Monday 11th November 2019 6.30pm - 8.30pm Headingley Room, Queens Hotel, City Square, Leeds, LS1 1PJ Please contact the group lead prior to attending a meeting so they can plan accordingly. Extra meeting details: Saturday 23rd March 2019: North of England Regional Roadshow - in March rather than hosting our usual Monday evening, Amy and Naomi are hosting a Regional Roadshow event in Leeds. The afternoon will provide a relaxed space to meet businesses and find out about products and services whilst also meeting others with alopecia too. It is a ticketed event. Tickets cost £5 each and can be purchased here. Monday 13th May 2019: Stress Buster session run by The Cellar Trust a local mental health charity. Amy was at a WI meeting earlier this year where this session was delivered and she thought it might be helpful for group members. Stress is something that many of us experience. This one-hour educational class is designed to give you an introduction to stress. The session focuses on understanding the effects of stress and how it affects the way we think, feel and behave. In addition, it will help you learn ways of tackling, managing and controlling stress including useful tools and tips. It also signposts you to other self-help resources, as well as information on how to access further, free of charge, support. Monday 15th July 2019: No 7 Makeup Advice session. Two Macmillan Beauty Advisers from the No 7 makeup counter in Boots, Leeds, have agreed to come along to our July meeting to share tips, advice and demonstrations about make up. 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 contact the separate Yorkshire Children Support Group. Contact details: Amy JohnsonPhone: 0800 1017025Email: [email protected]Amy has her telephone number advertised and is happy to provide a listening ear via telephone call between the hours of 10am-4pm. She 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 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. Amy's link with alopecia: Amy first spotted two small patches in October 2007 (age 24). The two small patches quickly re-grew but she then developed alopecia universalis in 2010. Over the last couple of years her hair has started to grow back a bit. Any re-growth is patchy and prone to fall out again. Amy is comfortable with her alopecia these days but would still love for her hair to make a full return. From Amy:"Although I am at ease with my hair loss, I remember vividly how hard my first year with alopecia was. It's for this reason that I am passionate about helping others with alopecia. We have a comfortable and private room in the Queens Hotel Leeds, which is attached to Leeds train station. The proximity to the station means it's an ideal location for people travelling from the wider area. We have group members who travel from York, Sheffield, Harrogate, Skipton, Wakefield and Halifax (and lots of places in between!). I look forward to meeting you!" 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.