Support & Advice Support Groups Sheffield Meeting dates: Date: Time: Location: Extra Meeting Details: Monday 14th October 2019 6.30pm - 8.30pm Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield, S1 2BP Monday 9th December 2019 6.30pm - 8.30pm Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, Sheffield, S1 2BP Please contact the group lead prior to attending a meeting so they can plan accordingly. Extra venue information: Ponds Forge is located next to Sheffield Interchange and is a 5 minute walk from the Train Station. The meeting will be held in Meeting Room 2 which is located near the Sports Hall. Staff at main reception will be happy to help direct you on arrival.Please be aware that the car park at Ponds Forge is pay and display. Who can attend: This group is designed for any adult living with or affected by alopecia from the ages of 12 and above. Please note that those age 12-17 must be accompanied by someone age 18 or over. For those with children up to the age of 12 please contact the group lead to discuss if the group would be suitable for them. Alternatively please contact the separate Yorkshire Children Support Group. Contact details: Rachel WadsworthPhone: 07530418141Email: [email protected]Rachel has her telephone number advertised and is happy to provide a listening ear via telephone call between the hours of 6pm-9pm. 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 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. Please be aware that any questions Rachel is unable to answer will be sent on to staff at Alopecia UK. Rachel's link with alopecia: Rachel has been involved in volunteering at several Alopecia UK events including Alton towers, Big Weekend and the Yorkshire Children’s Support Group. Rachel has been attending a support group as an attendee for several years now and when she started going remembers being quite teary and sad. Rachel was in the first stages of this round of Alopecia after having a long period of time unaffected by Alopecia. Having had the break it did hit her hard. That was about 4 years ago and since then she's got involved in several events and managed to come to terms with her hair loss. Rachel has had Alopecia as a toddler, a child, teenager and now as an adult and feels she has lots of experience to share with people that may help them. From Rachel: "I would like to facilitate an environment in which people can meet others with Alopecia. I first started attending a support group several years ago and feel it has been extremely beneficial to helping me deal with the condition. I have had the opportunity to talk about how I feel and also listen to other people’s experiences. I hope that people will feel it’s a place that they can get help and advice from and also feel comfortable enough to say how they are feeling." 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.