Support & Advice Support Groups London Children Welcome to the London kids group. We meet two or three times a year to give families a chance to meet others affected by alopecia. It’s a fun group, we plan activities and trips out and it gives kids a chance to meet and get to know each other while doing something fun. Parents can join in but also use it as a chance to chat with each other and share their experiences. What happens at the group? I ask the group what sorts of things they would like to do and then I do my best to plan and organise activities. We have previously had trips to the History Museum, a Science party and an animal zoo. In 2020 we will be doing more of the same, with a Treasure Trail in July – its not to be missed. Group dates: Date: Time: Location: Extra Meeting Details: 2020 Saturday 7th March 2020 1.00-3.00pm Lansons, 24A St Johns Street, Clerkenwell, EC1M 4AY Details for this event TBC, but I will be looking into hiring someone again. In the past, we have had a Science Party and an Animal Zoo! Sunday 12th July 2020 From 11.00am Treasure Trail in a Central London Location! Saturday 10th October 2020 1.00-3.00pm Lansons, 24A St Johns Street, Clerkenwell, EC1M 4AY Unstructured group with ice-breakers and games! Please contact the group lead prior to attending a meeting so they can plan accordingly. Who can attend: This group is designed for any child or young person and their family living with or affected by alopecia from the ages of 18 and under. Please note that anyone under the age of 17 must be accompanied by someone age 18 or over. Contact details: Amy HarmsworthEmail: [email protected]Instagram - alopecia_amyAmy 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 Amy 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 Amy's links with alopecia: Amy was first diagnosed with Alopecia Areata when she was 10 years old. Amy found growing up with Alopecia challenging at times but learnt very quickly that it was not going to stop her from doing any of the things she wanted to do (which was good since she just wanted to surf and horseride!). Growing up she learnt a lot about personal strength and always thinking about others, which she now appreciates and thanks her alopecia journey for. She has had some experiences of re-growth but right now has Alopecia Universalis, losing all hair, including eyebrows and eyelashes. She attended the support group for the first time two years ago, and was amazed by the strength and support she drew, and also offered, within the meetings. Her confidence with alopecia has never been so high, and she thanks all the people she has met since she started attending. She was both proud and honoured when she was asked to lead the group. 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.