Welcome to the Somerset group!

What happens at the group?

Our group is very informal, we have tea/coffee and a chat – its all very relaxed. I do organise wig demonstrations and alternative headwear sessions. I am happy to take requests from the group and arrange what I can.

Group dates:

Date: Time: Location: Extra Meeting Details:

Saturday 18th September 2021

11am-1pm As part of our COVID-19 safety measures, please contact Carolyn for the location of the meeting. Support Session

Saturday 27th November 2021

11am-1pm As part of our COVID-19 safety measures, please contact Carolyn for the location of the meeting. Support Session

Saturday 15th January 2022

11am-1pm Monks Yard, Horton Manor, Horton Cross, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9PY 

Saturday 19th March 2022

11am-1pm Monks Yard, Horton Manor, Horton Cross, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9PY 

Saturday 21st May 2022

11am-1pm Monks Yard, Horton Manor, Horton Cross, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9PY 

Saturday 16th July 2022

11am-1pm Monks Yard, Horton Manor, Horton Cross, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9PY 

Saturday 17th September 2022

11am-1pm Monks Yard, Horton Manor, Horton Cross, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9PY 

Saturday 19th November 2022

11am-1pm Monks Yard, Horton Manor, Horton Cross, Ilminster, Somerset, TA19 9PY 

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:

Carolyn
Email: [email protected]

Carolyn 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 Carolyn 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


Carolyn's link with alopecia: 

Carolyn has diffuse alopecia areata. She was diagnosed in June 2016 after feeling like she had been going round in circles for two and a half years. Having had 2 wrong diagnoses and being sent from doctors to specialists, and after many blood tests and a biopsy, she finally had an answer that made some sense.

From Carolyn:
"I felt completely alone initially and that nobody was listening or could possibly understand how I was feeling. By talking to others in the same pickle I realised I'm far from alone and so many have had such a similar journey. I sometimes have hair for a few months of the year but it falls back out so I don't trust it and I would not be able to get out of the door without something on my head. So I do understand the personal feelings you may be going through eg 'Am I going mad?' 'Am I being vain?' plus the worthless or helpless feelings of being alone. I really would like to offer support at whatever stage of the journey people are on, with whichever type of alopecia they may have as you are not alone.


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