Support & Advice Support Groups Tayside & Edinburgh Welcome to the Tayside and Edinburgh group. We run two separate groups, one for Tayside and one in Edinburgh. I look forward to welcoming you to our groups! What happens at the meeting? There will always be tea and a chat at our group meetings. Our meetings are really informal and relaxed. We do sometimes have a Q & A session with dermatology nurses, and we have had demonstrations from people who do semi-permanent make-up, and wig suppliers. In the future we are hoping to have a semi permanent make-up artist attend the Edinburgh group and a dermatology nurse attend the group in Dundee. Group dates: Date: Time: Location: Extra Meeting Details: 2021 Due to the current pandemic, all of our face-to-face support groups are currently cancelled until further notice. READ OUR FULL CHARITY UPDATE HERE Please contact the group lead prior to attending a meeting so they can plan accordingly. Alternative support available during the pandemicThe Alopecia UK staff team have now introduced new online support group meetings. If you would like more information, including how to register for these meetings click here. Who can attend: his 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 see here for a list of our children and teen groups. Contact details: Lorna WeirEmail: [email protected]FacebookLorna 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 Lorna 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 Lorna's link with alopecia: "My name is Lorna Weir and I have had alopecia areata (patch bald) for 50+ years. My personal journey with alopecia started as a child and for much of my life I have struggled with this condition, particularly through my teens and early 20’s/30’s. I have tried most of the NHS treatments and my hair has never returned fully. My self esteem slowly eroding and with it my confidence over the years. In my 50’s I met others with alopecia and I became involved with Alopecia UK. Thank you internet and press – its not always all bad you know. Through the support of my ‘Alopecia family’ I now realise that I am not alone with this condition and I am more than just my hair. These days I am content and happy to be me. My confidence has grown, and with it my self-esteem. So three years ago I became a volunteer support group lead for AUK. If possible I hope that no one else has to walk this alopecia path alone." 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.