Support & Advice Local Support Groups Scotland Kids A very warm welcome is guaranteed at the Scotland Kids Alopecia UK Support Group! What happens at the meeting? We'll be sharing more details on what's to come soon. We've been circulating a survey as were keen to hear what children and families want from these sessions. We can assure you though they'll be a welcoming fun space for children and families to spend time to together, share their experiences, support each other, and most importantly have fun! Group dates: Date: Time: Location: Extra Meeting Details: 23/02/2024 1.45pm-4.00pm Tenpin Bowling Edinburgh Register here: https://www.alopecia.org.uk/Events/tenpin-bowling-edinburgh Registration for this event will close on Friday 15th of March at 9.00 am. 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/young person and their family living with or affected by alopecia from the ages of 16 and under. Please note that children and teens must be accompanied by someone aged 18 or over. Contact details: Meg Wharton & Rebecca Dey Email: [email protected]Meg and Rebecca are happy to answer any questions about the group and provide support via email. Please be aware that any questions they're 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 members 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. Meg and Becca's link with alopecia: Hi, I'm Meg! I developed alopecia areata when I was 8-years-old and now I have alopecia universalis. I think it is really important for children and young people to be given the opportunity to meet others who look like them and who have had similar experiences of alopecia. I hope that the group can be a really supportive and fun environment for children and their families to make connections and build confidence, recognising that parents and siblings might need a little support too. Hi, I’m Becca! I have had Alopecia Areata since I was 11 years old. However, it is only in the last few years that I have met other people with Alopecia. I think it would have helped me loads when I was younger to have known more people like me and that’s why I am so happy to volunteer with Alopecia UK to make sure children and young people have those opportunities. We hope you can join us at an event soon. 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.