Hannah McKay

Newcastle & Sunderland


Hannah McKay



I first discovered a small bald patch at the front of my head in July 2017 but just tried to push it to the back of my mind and then as weeks went it on it got considerably worse, loosing handfuls of hair when I was washing it etc so by the time I plucked up the courage to go to the doctors I’d lost around 70% of my hair, I was signed off on the sick from work due to the stress and the depression it brought on, I wouldn’t leave the house or see people because I was so ashamed of what was happening, I was referred to my consultant in September where I was given a prescription for a wig off the nhs. I’d been on contact with Jolene while this was happening and offered so much support it was invaluable. Fast forward to January I couldn’t take it any longer and decided it was time to take it all off so locked myself away and put the clippers to it! I felt such a sense of relief once it was all gone, now I just had to go out and show the world I wasn’t ashamed anymore. My work have been amazing and very supportive throughout my journey along with friends and family, I never knew people could be so accepting of me with no hair, I want to show people that hair loss is nothing to be ashamed of and let them know that this is a gift in disguise! Who else can have so many different styles to chose from, it takes me 5 minutes to do my hair now and that’s only because I can’t choose what hair to wear! I can’t wait to be apart of this amazing campaign, you’s are all heroes for providing such am amazing opportunity.