Support & Advice Find a support group Newcastle Meeting dates: Date: Time: Location: Thursday 27th September 2018 6-7.30pm The offices of Silk Family Law, One Trinity, Broad Chare, Newcastle Quayside, NE12HF Thursday 29th November 2018 6-7.30pm The offices of Silk Family Law, One Trinity, Broad Chare, Newcastle Quayside, NE12HF Please get in touch with the group lead ahead of any meeting so they know how many attendees to expect. Extra Meeting Details: Attendees will need to sign in at the main reception where there will be an evening Security Officer. He can then direct them to the meeting room (The space is on the ground floor, a very short distance from the main entrance). There is a telecom to ring to gain access and Kayleigh will be there to let anyone in. Who can attend: Those with all types of alopecia age 18 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 This group is not suitable for those under 18. If you are under 18, or you have a child under 18, and are looking for support please contact the separate North East Children Support Group. Contact details: Kayleigh Winter Email: [email protected]Kayleigh is happy to receive support questions from those in their local area and will answer to the best of their ability based on their own knowledge and experiences. Please be aware that any questions Kayleigh is unable to answer will be sent on to staff at Alopecia UK. Links with alopecia: From Kayleigh: Having suffered with alopecia since an early age, I struggled through my teen years on my own. I discovered Alopecia UK in my early 20s and really wish I had sought support and advice sooner. The advice, support, events and friends made through the charity have quite honestly changed my life. I am a more confident individual and while I will never be happy that I have alopecia, with the help of the charity and those I have met through it, I am more able to cope with the condition and the effects it has. I hope that my facilitating a support group in Newcastle, they will soon feel the same and make connections with others who just "know" what it's like living with alopecia. I hope the group will be a supportive and safe environment for everyone who attends and that they can leave feeling like they've taken something away with them to help them with their journey.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 them in their 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 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.