Meeting and talking to other people in the same situation as ourselves can be a valuable experience. A great way to do this is by finding your local Alopecia UK support group or attending an Alopecia UK event.

The support group leads are people who have personal experience of 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. Support group leads are not professional counsellors and meetings are to help individuals cope with the changing aspects of alopecia on a practical level through peer support.

This is a voluntarily run service, which at times, may hold their meetings in salons or at suppliers venues to benefit from free room hire. Whilst Alopecia UK does not endorse or recommend products, there may be instances when support group leads invite suppliers to give informative talks. If a supplier is in attendance the aim will be to educate, inform and offer advice rather than offering goods for sale.

Existing groups are shown by region. Alternatively, if you can not find a group near you, you could consider setting up a new support group in your area and becoming a support group leader.