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Epilepsy Education Session for Newly Diagnosed Adults 25.6.24

Doctor holding the word epilepsy
25 Jun 2024

At Epilepsy Ireland, we know and understand how the diagnosis of epilepsy can be a whirlwind and shocking event for the person who is diagnosed.

In certain cases, it can be a journey to obtaining the diagnosis, and some adults are often surprised when they hear the diagnosis – as many people do not realise that epilepsy can be diagnosed at any stage of life.

Alongside this, due to pressure on epilepsy services across the country, oftentimes medical teams do not have the opportunity to discuss the diagnosis and its potential implications with patients in greater detail. This is why Epilepsy Ireland, working with epilepsy healthcare professionals, began to deliver what we call “Joint Education Sessions” for adults diagnosed with epilepsy some years ago.

These events see a member of our Community Resource Officer team work alongside a member of the epilepsy healthcare community to deliver a wide range of information about living with the condition day to day. This includes key topics such as:

  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment / Medications
  • Seizure types and response
  • Triggers and lifestyle
  • Supports in your community

The aim of the event is to provide the person who is newly diagnosed with as much information as possible as they begin their journey of living with the condition, as well as letting them know from the outset about the supports that are available that can help aid them on their individual journey.

This event will be facilitated by Epilepsy Ireland Community Resource Officer, Mary Baker, and Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Epilepsy – who supports several epilepsy services in the greater Dublin region – Sinéad Murphy. Alongside discussing the topics above, there will also be time as part of the event for Questions and Answers.

If you are newly diagnosed, we would encourage you to come and join us for this online event so you can learn more about the condition, alongside others who are in a similar situation to you.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Mary by emailing Otherwise, please see details below on how to register for this event.

We look forward to welcoming you on the morning and helping support you as you begin your journey with epilepsy.


This event is for adults who are newly diagnosed with epilepsy. Family members of people who have been newly diagnosed are also welcome to attend. 


Tuesday 25th June 2024, 10:00 - 12:00. 


Online, via Zoom!


To register for this event, please email Mary on with the subject line "JES" and she will send you pre-registration questions and the zoom link. Pre-registration is essential as in order to best facilitate this event, places are limited so do not delay in getting in touch if you feel this event would be of benefit to you or someone you know. 

Please note..

If you are newly diagnosed with epilepsy and need any information or support regarding the condition, you do not have to wait for this event to happen - please do not hesitate to get in touch with your local Community Resource Officer. You can find their details by visiting the 'Our Local Services' section of our website.