Support & Advice Support Groups Leeds Welcome to the Leeds group. 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. I have been running the Leeds group for seven years now, it’s a relaxed and friendly group which gives people an opportunity to meet others who have experienced hair loss and share experiences. What happens at the group? We have a comfortable and private room in the Queens Hotel Leeds for our Monday evening meetings, which is attached to Leeds train station. For 2020, I am also introducing Saturday meetings in the John Lewis Community Hub, providing those who cannot get along to a Monday evening meeting the option of a weekend meeting time. We have group members who travel from York, Sheffield, Harrogate, Skipton, Wakefield and Halifax (and lots of places in between!). Group dates: Date: Time: Location: Extra Meeting Details: Saturday 18th January 2020 1pm - 3pm John Lewis Community Hub (4th Floor), John Lewis, Victoria Gate, Leeds, LS2 7AR Monday 16th March 2020 6.30pm - 8.30pm Headingley Room, Queens Hotel, City Square, Leeds, LS1 1PJ Saturday 23rd May 2020 1pm - 3pm CANCELLED DUE TO CURRENT NEWS EVENTS. SEE HERE FOR MORE DETAILS Monday 20th July 2020 6.30pm - 8.30pm Headingley Room, Queens Hotel, City Square, Leeds, LS1 1PJ Saturday 19th September 2020 1pm - 3pm John Lewis Community Hub (4th Floor), John Lewis, Victoria Gate, Leeds, LS2 7AR Monday 16th November 2020 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: 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 is part of the staff team at Alopecia UK. If you have any questions about the Leeds group you can contact Amy by email. 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. 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 past decade, Amy has had different degrees of regrowth. Any regrowth 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. 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.