Epilepsy is a condition that can affect the entire family unit. When caring for a child with epilepsy – especially where the condition is complex - there can be a knock-on impact for that child's young siblings.
This workshop on #EpilepsyDay will allow children of siblings with epilepsy to participate in online fun, games, and discussion – with other children who also have a sibling with epilepsy. Through this, they will not only have fun but also have an opportunity to discuss concerns they might have about their sibling’s long-term health condition – alongside other children in a similar situation to them.
These events can be extremely beneficial to a child's siblings, as the below feedback from a parent of a previous attendee outlines:
My daughter really enjoyed last night, she had great fun. She would love to do the next sibshop. I think it's so important to give siblings opportunities to discuss challenges they have in forums like this so thank you!
This event is specifically for children who are living with a sibling with epilepsy but is limited to a max of 8 places to allow every child to participate fully in the online activities. This event is being facilitated by our Community Resource Officer for the West, Catherine Caffrey, who is a trained ‘Sibshop’ facilitator.
If you have any further questions, please contact Catherine by emailing email@example.com.
- WHEN: Monday February 13th, 7pm – 8pm
- WHERE: Your home, via Zoom
- WHO: Siblings of children with epilepsy only; aged 8 -12 (2nd - 6th Class)
- REGISTRATION: Please contact Catherine by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to register and note that places are limited to 8 participants. Please note that parents must complete and return a consent form in advance of the session.