This page lists some useful support groups for people experiencing hair loss for various reasons.
Look Good......Feel Better
The Look Good......Feel Better program
offers workshops for women undergoing treatment for cancer. The purpose of the program is to help
manage the appearance related side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, thereby helping to restore
appearance and self image.
Rebates for Wigs
If you have been medically diagnosed with alopecia, you may be eligible for a subsidy for up to $264 towards your next wig or hairpiece.
Ring SWEP (the State Wide Equipment Program) on 1300 747 937 for an application form today, or
click on this link to go online and download the wig application form. When this page opens up, scroll down to "Wig Suppliers" and click on the "Wig Application Form"
This application must be accompanied by a quotation, which we are happy to provide. Please note, due to SWEP funding constraints, it may take up to 6 months before you receive approval for your application.
We also recommend reading the "Wig FAQ" section just under the "Wig Application From".
A.B.C.Health and Wellbeing
The A.B.C.Health and Wellbeing
site has some great information for people with Alopecia.
Breast Cancer Network Australia
The Breast Cancer Network Australia
offers support for people with cancer.
Australian Alopecia Areata Support Association
The Australian Alopecia Areata Support Association
is a voluntary association established to provide information and support for people with alopecia.
The Health Direct website
has information and advise on this condition.
If you are a V.A. Gold Card holder and have been diagnosed with alopecia you may be entitled to claim your wig and/or hairpiece. Plase ring us to discuss your entitlements.