Support & Advice Local Support Groups Swansea Welcome to the Swansea group! I am really looking forward to welcoming more people into the group in 2022! What happens at the group? We are a new group but I have lots of ideas of things we can do. This year I am hoping to invite local wig companies along, and make-up artists to give us a demonstration. I am also planning to invite a local dermatologist to do a Q & A and a local wellbeing professional. Group dates: Date: Time: Location: Extra Meeting Details We have now tentatively re-opened our support groups, however, it is at the discretion of individual group leads to decide what they feel comfortable delivering in the community, in addition to local COVID-19 guidance given in your area. If you are interested in attending a future group meeting, please contact Deborah directly for more information on upcoming meetings. 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. If under the age of 15 and looking for your closest support group please see here for a list of our children and teen groups. Contact details: Deborah AlfordEmail: [email protected]Deborah 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 Deborah 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 Deborah's link with alopecia: I’m Debs 49 years old and had Alopecia for about 12 years. Started with just small patches just coming and going. But then 4 years ago within 2 weeks all of my hair (everywhere!) fell out. I’ve just felt so alone no support or anyone to turn to or talk to about the hair loss or more so about wigs.. where do I go? Where do I get them from? How do I do my make up with no eyelashes? Etc etc. So now I am coming to terms with my alopecia I would love to help and support others so they never feel the way I did x 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.