AAAF has a range of support material which you can access to help you on your journey.
Alopecia, Teens and Mental Health
Research suggests that individuals living with Alopecia may be at higher risk of experiencing anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders. Knowing the signs, how to start a conversation and where you can get support can change the lives of young people going through hard times. That’s why we’ve created this information sheet for parents, family and guardians of teens with alopecia.
Coping with Alopecia Areata
Based on two studies conducted in 2013, this brochure aims to help individuals to accept and cope with changes that result from a diagnosis of Alopecia Areata. It highlights some key coping strategies to consider and where you can seek support.
Parents Talking to Parents about Alopecia Areata
This brochure was created with the assistance of parents of children with Alopecia Areata from within our community. Their experiences and thoughts have been recorded to assist others on their journey.
Teens Talking about Alopecia Areata
This brochure was created with the assistance of teens living with Alopecia Areata from within our community. Their experiences and thoughts have been recorded to assist others on their journey.
Women Talking About Alopecia Areata
This brochure aims to help women understand, accept and come to terms with some of the difficulties and changes that result from a diagnosis of Alopecia Areata. The information presented is the result of a survey in 2012 which collected information from a range of women who had been living with Alopecia Areata for different lengths of time.
Common Things to Expect to Hear about Alopecia
There are several comments which people living with Alopecia Areata hear quite often. Though most are meant well, they can be frustrating and upsetting, and often take you by surprise. Being prepared to expect these comments and having a plan for how you wish to respond can help you to navigate these situations in a way that is less stressful and more empowering for you. To help prepare you, we’ve created an infographic of the 8 things everyone with Alopecia Areata will hear – and how you can respond.
We received an amazing response to the inforgraphic about common things people with Alopecia Areata may hear. As a follow up to that piece, we have also pulled together an list of what you can say instead.
How to feel confident in your own skin
Many people struggle with self-confidence. Finding what works for you and practising positive habits can help to build self-esteem and confidence. These tips are a great place to start
The School Pack is a resource designed to help teachers and parents introduce alopecia to the classroom. Created with the help of early childhood educators and school psychologists, this pack contains sample lesson plans, activities and letter templates to help increase awareness, reduce bullying, and improve the school experience for young people with alopecia.
The Parents Pack is a tool for parents of children with Alopecia Areata who are looking for information and resources to assist them on their journey. It has been created with the support of numerous families within our community.
Purchasing a wig can be a complicated process, and with many different styles and options available, it can be difficult to know what will work best for you. To help you understand your options, AAAF have created this document.
Grief and Alopecia Areata
An informative brochure on the grieving process that can accompany hair loss, contributed by Associate Professor Gerard Kennedy and Ryan Veal of Victoria University, Australia.