National Epilepsy Week takes place from the 23rd to the 29th of May and this year, Epilepsy Ireland will be joining with our colleagues in the UK to explore the theme of You, Me and Epilepsy.
The theme aims to show how by working together, we can create greater awareness around a condition which affects 40,000 people in Ireland today and how support & understanding from family, friends, colleagues, healthcare professionals, teachers and employers can be crucial to a person’s journey with the condition.
Key to our awareness raising efforts throughout the week will be personal stories from people with epilepsy and their families.
Would you like to acknowledge the support you have received from a family member, friend, colleague, colleague, teacher, or employer and how you worked together with them to create better awareness or share with others how they supported you on your journey with the condition? If the answer is yes, we’d love to hear from you and share your and their story as part of National Epilepsy Week.
By sharing these stories, we hope that it will help others with epilepsy be more open about what those in their close network can do to support them on their journey with the condition.
Equally, we hope that sharing these stories will encourage those without epilepsy to be more understanding of the difficulties that can come hand in hand with epilepsy and what they might be able to do to better support someone living with the condition – be it a friend, family member, student, colleague, or employee.
If you are interested in contributing to National Epilepsy Week – by providing a written story or video testimony – please contact our Advocacy & Communications Manager, Paddy McGeoghegan by emailing email@example.com.