Support & Advice Find a support group Manchester Meeting dates: Date: Time: Location: Wednesday 28th November 2018 7-8:30pm Cross St Chapel, Manchester M2 1NL Wednesday 30th January 2019 TBC Wednesday 27th March 2019 TBC Wednesday 22nd May 2019 TBC Wednesday 24th July 2019 TBC Extra Meeting Details: Wednesday 24th July 2019 - Summer Social Further details to be confirmed closer to the time. (The social is only open to those who have attended 1 or more meetings previously, due to several no-shows in 2018) Who can attend: Those with all types of alopecia age 14 and over (male and female) Friends/Partners of those with all types of alopecia (accompanying someone with alopecia) Parents of children with all types of alopecia Please note that those age 14-17 must be accompanied by someone age 18 or over. This group is not suitable for those under 14. If you have a child under 14 and are looking for support please do still contact the group lead so that they can keep your details for any future developments of the group or try and put you in touch with others in the area. You may also be interested in the Liverpool Children's Group and the Leeds Children's Group. Contact details: Laura Johnson and Cathy Cane Email: [email protected]Telephone: (Cathy) 07754 777004/ 01706 880677Cathy has her telephone number advertised and is happy to provide a listening ear via telephone call in the evenings from 6 - 8pm.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 be aware that any questions Cathy is unable to answer will be sent on to staff at Alopecia UK.Please get in touch with the group lead ahead of the meeting so they know how many to expect. Links with alopecia: From Laura:Laura has had alopecia areata (progressing to totalis, then re-growing then back to areata again!) for three years."I'm just like you, finding common ground and understanding with others who also have varying degrees of hair loss. I'm originally from down south (but don't let that put you off coming to the group!) and have particular interest in natural health and work in nutrition." From Cathy:Cathy's daughter has alopecia universalis. "Having gone through an outside 'looking in' journey with my daughter when she first started with AA at the age of 14; and now at the age of 17 has been diagnosed with AU. Having travelled through many emotions and mishaps as a family I want to offer as much support, in any way possible, to others going through similar journeys."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 Laura 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.