Support & Advice Alopecia UK Support Groups London Children Meeting dates: Date: Time: Location: Saturday 9th March 2019 1:00 - 3:00pm Lansons, 24A St Johns Street, Clerkenwell, EC1M 4AY Sunday 7th July 2019 Midday Battersea Park Saturday 19th October 2019 1:00 - 3:00pm Lansons, 24A St Johns Street, Clerkenwell, EC1M 4AY Extra Meeting Details: Saturday 9th March 2019 - Like last year, I am looking to hire some entertainer for this event - possibly a party that includes creepy crawlies for a bit of fun! Will let you know as soon as this is confirmed Sunday 7th July 2019 - Picnic and Games in Battersea Park Saturday 19th October 2019 - A less structured events with ice breakers, games and fun! Who can attend: Children and young people with all types of alopecia up to the age of eighteen (male and female) Parents of children with all types of alopecia Siblings of those with all types of alopecia (accompanying someone with alopecia) Please note that those age under 18 must be accompanied by someone age 18 or over. Contact details: Amy HarmsworthEmail: [email protected] 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. Need Advice or Support Outside of the Group Meetings?The main role of support group leads is to facilitate, and answer questions about, the group meetings. Some may offer additional support and you can see what is on offer from Amy in her contact details. 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. The majority of group leads are not trained health professionals and will be helping from the standpoint of being someone who is affected by alopecia themselves and wanting to reach out and help others.You can always contact Alopecia UK head office direct during office hours should you have any queries that need a more urgent response.Suggestions, Comments, Compliments, Complaints?If you have any 'Suggestions, Comments, Compliments or Complaints' about any of the Support Groups listed on the Alopecia UK website then you can let us know by clicking here. Feedback is always appreciated. The information will be used by Alopecia UK to to help us understand what works and what doesn't in order that we can support and advise group leads more effectively and develop the Alopecia UK support group network.