Online Support Groups
14th Nov, 11am, Parents of children with epilepsy
19th Nov, 11am, General session
2nd Dec, 7pm, Women's Issues
10th Dec, 7pm, General Session
11th Dec, 11am, Parents of children with epilepsy
17th Dec, 3pm, General session
9th Jan, 7pm, General session
13th Jan, 11am, General session
20th Jan, 7pm, General session
28th Jan, 7pm, Parents of children with epilepsy
4th Feb, 7pm, General Support Group
13th Feb, 1pm, General Support Group
18th Feb, 7pm, Education & Training
26th Feb, 11am, Parents of children with epilepsy
3rd March, 3pm, General session
10th March, 7pm, Parents of children with epilepsy
18th March, 7pm, Women's Issues
24th March, 7pm, General session
2nd April, 3pm, General session
10th April, 11am, Parents of children with epilepsy
15th April, 7pm, General session
About the Epilepsy Online Support Groups
Epilepsy Ireland's new Online Support Groups service was launched in October 2012. The service allows people to receive confidential, non-judgemental emotional & practical support from other participants who are going through similar experiences. The service is free and aims to bring people together to talk, share experiences and exchange information.
The sessions are facilitated by one or more members of the Epilepsy Ireland service staff team. At present, meetings will take place weekly. Times and days may change from week to week to ensure that everyone who wants to take part has a chance to do so. Occasionally groups will take place during the day time, but most sessions will be in the evenings.
To start with, sessions will be for people with epilepsy living anywhere in the country over the age of 18 only (although we hope to add groups for family members and for teenagers with epilepsy in future). Each session opens and closes at a specified time and is attended by up to 10 users of the service. A session will last for 90 minutes.
To take part, you must register for the service and accept the Terms of Service and support group ground rules. Once you've registered, we'll email you every time that a new group is set up and send a reminder on the morning of the group. Details will also be posted here and on our facebook page. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries about the online support groups.