Support & Advice Local Support Groups London 'Welcome to the London 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 London group has no meeting dates planned. Please check again soon for further meetings. Date: Time: Location: Extra Meeting Details: 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 18 and above. For those aged 13-18 please see our London Teens Support Group. Sarah Bell - Volunteer Manager - Alopecia UKEmail: [email protected]Sarah 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 Sarah 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. Sarah's link with Alopecia My hair started to fall out when I was 15 years old. It started with a small patch at the back of my head, which grew back after a couple months. Six months later that year in the autumn I started to shed a lot of hair and within 2 weeks I was completely bald. I then experienced regrowth throughout my 20's, 30's and some of my 40's, but I am now completely bald again at the age of 46. Alopecia can feel cruel, consuming and destressing, often leaving people feeling isolated, alone and lacking in confidence. I am pleased to be able to tell you that it is possible to live alongside this condition and gain back your self-confidence, but everyone's experience and journey is individual and unique. I hope that by sharing my experience and creating a safe and welcoming environment for other people to share theirs, we can offer support and friendship to our London community. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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.