Useful Links


Alopecia Beauty Tips
Alopecia Beauty Tips aims to provide women suffering from Alopecia the confidence they need to look and feel fantastic.
Web: http://www.alopeciabeautytips.com

 

Breast Cancer Care

The aims of Breast Cancer Care are to bring people affected by breast cancer together, provide information and offer practical/emotional support, campaign for improved standards in care and to promote importance of early detection.
Helpline: 0808 800 600
Tel: 0845 092 0800
Email: info@breastcancercare.org.uk
Web: http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/

 

Cancer and Alopecia Support Services

The aim of Alopecia UK is to provide information, advice and support for people with experience of alopecia areata, alopecia totalis, and alopecia universalis.
Web: www.alopeciaonline.org.uk

 

Cancer and Careers UK

Directory of essential contacts for women living and working with cancer. You can find information and advice on everything from hairloss to programmes offered by employers for working women with cancer.
Web: www.cancerandcareersuk.org

 

Cancerbackup
Cancerbackup has merged with Macmillan to provide more than 6,000 pages of online advice and pledges to answer 'any questions about any cancer'.
Helpline: 0808 800 1234
Tel: 020 7840 7840
Web: www.cancerbackup.org.uk

 

Cancer Black Care

Cancer Black Care information centres offer information and support for people with cancer from ethnic communities, their friends, carers and families.
Tel: 020 8961 4151
Web: www.cancerblackcare.org

 

Cancer Research UK - Cancer Help
Patient information from Cancer Research UK.
Web: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-help/

 

Carers Direct
Carers Direct is a national information, advice and support service for carers in England. They provide a free and confidential helpline seven days a week. Carers Direct is a source of accurate and relevant information for carers and those who support them.
Tel: 0808 802 0202
Web: www.nhs.uk/carersdirect

 

CLIC Sargent

CLIC Sargent is a children's cancer charity that aim to help children and young people survive cancer and make the most of their lives. They provide support to the patient and their family through diagnosis, treatment and afterwards.
Helpline: 0800 197 0068
Tel: 020 8752 2800 (London branch)
Email: helpline@clicsargent.org.uk
Web: www.clicsargent.org.uk

 

Institute of Trichologists

The Institute of Trichologists is the foremost professional association for trichologists in the world. You can contact them or check their website to find a registered trichologist in your area.
Helpline: 08456 044 657
Email: admin@trichologists.org.uk
Web: www.trichologists.org.uk

 

Little Princess Trust

The Little Princess Trust provides real hair wigs to children suffering from hair loss. They supply and fully fund the wigs from all over the world, and provide personal fitting/styling to ensure the wig is as close as possible to the original hair.
Tel: 0845 094 4509
Web: www.littleprincesses.org.uk

 

Look Good...Feel Better

Look Good...Feel Better is the beauty industry's charity. It runs free skin care and make up workshops for cancer sufferers across the UK.
Tel: 01372 747 500
Email: info@lgfb.co.uk
Web: www.lookgoodfeelbetter.co.uk

 

Macmillan Cancer Support

Macmillan Cancer Support aim to improve the lives of people affected by cancer. They provide practical, medical and financial support and push for better cancer care.
Tel: 020 7840 7840
Web: www.macmillan.org.uk

 

Maggie's Centres

Maggies Centres allow people living with cancer to access help with information, benefits advice, psychological support both individually and in groups, courses and stress reducing strategies under one roof.
Tel: 0131 537 2456
Email: enquiries@maggiescentres.org
Web: www.maggiescentres.org

 

National Alopecia Areata Foundation

NAAF support research to find a cure or acceptable treatment for alopecia, they support those with the disease and educate the public about alopecia areata.
Web: www.naaf.org

 

Teenage Cancer Trust

The Teenage Cancer Trust provide advice and support for young people suffering from cancer. Teenage Cancer Trust units exist in hospitals around the country.
Tel: 020 7612 0370
Web: www.teenagecancertrust.org

 

The Haven
The Haven provides, completely free of charge, a wide range of therapies which help people to deal with the physical and emotional side effects of breast cancer. Specialist nurses and experts in nutrition, exercise and emotional support provide tailor-made programmes for every person who comes through our doors.
Web: www.thehaven.org.uk

 

Top 50 Blogs for Understanding & Coping with Alopecia
This article provides sources if support and information for men, women and children living with alopecia.
Web: http://msndegree.com/top-50-blogs-for-understanding-coping-with-alopecia 

 

Wig Suppliers and Alternative Headwear


Bandanashop.com

Claims to offer the largest selection of bandanas in the UK. Although not specifically geared towards cancer sufferers, the products have a young and funky feel.
Tel: 0800 231 6332
Web: www.bandanashop.com

 

Black Care UK

Black Care UK is an internet based company selling Afro Caribbean beauty products. They offer a wide range of hair care products which can be purchased online.
Tel: 020 8279 0335/0337
Email: info@blackcareuk.com
Web: www.blackcareuk.com

 

Bonnyton Hats
Bonnyton Hats specialise in bespoke hats for hair loss using cotton, silk, jersey and soft fleece.
Tel: 01464 851 012
Web: www.bonnytonhats.co.uk

 

Buff

'Buff' headwear is a versatile strip of breathable micro-fibre material that can be worn in 12 different ways. It is not specifically designed for cancer sufferers with will appeal to younger women (or the young at heart).
Tel: 01707 852 244
Web: www.buffwear.co.uk

 

The Hairdressing and Beauty Suppliers Association

The HBSA is a network of industry professionals, and includes the Association of UK Wig Suppliers. The HBSA website contains a list of all of the UK wig suppliers registered with them that you can contact directly to find your most local agent.
Tel: 01707 649 499
Web: www.hbsa.uk.com

 

Hats 4 Heads

Hats 4 Heads aim to provide stylish hats for all ages with one main requirement: they must be comfortable for people who have lost their hair through illness.
Tel: 0161 941 6748
Email: info@hats4heads.co.uk
Web: www.hats4heads.co.uk

 

Headstrong
Free service offered by Breast Cancer Care for people with cancer. They offer tips on hair and scalp care, and help people experiment with scarves, hats and hairpieces in a comfortable and private environment.
Web: www.breastcancercare.org.uk/about-us/our-services/local-support/headstrong

 

NHC Necessity Headwear Collection

At NHC the ranges of hats, hair accessories, wraps, caps, turbans, fringes and headscarves are uniquelly designed for those suffering from medical hair loss.
Tel: 01992 474104
Email: info@necessityheadwear.com
Web: www.necessityheadwear.com

 

Suburban Turban

Suburban Turban, founded by milliner Nicky Zip, has a range of contemporary headwear designed specifically for women experiencing hair loss.
Tel: 0845 003 2800
Email: nicky@suburbanturban.co.uk
Web: www.suburbanturban.co.uk

 

4myhead.com

4myhead.com is an online shop providing stylish hats and scarves for those experiencing hair loss from cancer treatment.
Tel: 07505 028099
Email: info@4myhead.com
Website: www.4myhead.com
 

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