Welcome to the Manchester group!

What happens at the group?

Our group meet-ups are relaxed and informal, we mainly have tea and a chat but we also have question and answer sessions with local speakers on alopecia as well, for example, local headwear suppliers. We have one social event each year. We are thinking about an online Zoom meeting for January 2021.

Group dates:




Extra Meeting Details:


Due to the current pandemic, all of our face-to-face support groups are currently cancelled until further notice.  READ OUR FULL CHARITY UPDATE HERE

The Support Group Lead for this group is still delivering online Zoom meetings. Please contact Cathy directly for more information. 

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 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 group lead to discuss if the group would be suitable for them. Alternatively please see here for a list of our children and teen groups.

    Contact details:

    Cathy Cane 
    Email: [email protected]

    Cathy 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 Cathy 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

    Cathy's links with alopecia:

    "Having gone through an outside 'looking in' journey with my daughter, Emily, when she first started with AA at the age of 14; and now as a lovely young lady being diagnosed with AU has seen us travel 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."

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