How Can Epilepsy Ireland Help?

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Support for people with epilepsy 

Epilepsy Ireland can offer information and support on a range of epilepsy & employment issues. 

  • Our Training for Success programme in Atlantic University Sligo helps support people with epilepsy develop the vital skills required for entering the workforce or to pursue further education. See the 'Training for Success' section of our website to learn more. 
  • For people with epilepsy, disclosing they have the condition to a prospective or current employer can be daunting. The 'How2Tell' section of our website provides information and advice on how to approach disclosure
  • Our team of local Community Resource Officers can provide information regarding on agencies that can assist people gain employment or provide further information around Employment Equality legislation.
  • For those not in employment, the 'Entitlements & Benefits section of our website outlines state supports which a person may be entitled to. 

Support for employers 

We have a specific information resource for employers entitled 'Epilepsy in the Workplace'  while our team also provide Epilepsy Awareness Training to workplaces across Ireland. This training provides key information on the following:

  • What is Epilepsy? A look at the facts concerning the condition as opposed to some of the commonly held misconceptions.
  • What is a Seizure? Epilepsy is a condition that is unique to each individual. This section looks at the major classifications of seizures.
  • Do's and Don'ts This section looks at the things people should/should not do if they are in a situation where a person has a seizure.
  • Professional issues Guidelines on assessing the suitability of a person with epilepsy to undertake specific jobs.

 

For further details or to arrange Epilepsy Awareness Training for your workplace, please contact Epilepsy Ireland Training & Quality Manager,  Edel Curran by emailing training@epilepsy.ie; by getting in touch with your local Community Resource Officer; or by calling our Head Office on 014557500