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Online Support Group for Parents & Guardians 16.4.24

Parent holding child's hand
16 Apr 2024

From our years of serving the epilepsy community, we know how the condition has its own unique challenges for individuals living with it, as well as for the parents/guardians who support their children with the condition.  Not only is epilepsy individual, but the journeys that person living with epilepsy and their families experience can differ in many ways.

In supporting a person with epilepsy on their journey, there can be many questions as you aim to support your loved one with this part of their life. As they enter new phases of their life, there can be changes to their condition and new challenges that can arise. From our engagement with parents/guardians of people with epilepsy, we know how many can benefit from hearing the experiences of other parents/guardians in a similar situation who have experience of supporting a loved one who is living with the condition.

This is why we offer Online Support Groups for parents/guardians who are supporting their child who is living with epilepsy. The group will facilitate parents/guardians to meet with each other and share their experiences, as well as offering insights and advice on how they are supporting their child’s journey with epilepsy. The group also allows for parents of children who may be newly diagnosed to hear from parents who now have an established diagnosis for some time which can be very helpful for those who are new to the condition.  

The support group will also be attended by members of the Epilepsy Ireland Community Resource Officer team, who will be on hand to offer further information and support around epilepsy to all those in attendance. We look forward to welcoming you to the event on the night.

If you are a parent/guardian of a child with epilepsy and are interested in attending our Online Support Group, you can see how to register below.

WHO?

This event is for parents/guardians who a supporting a child on their journey with epilepsy living in the following counties - Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Clare, Tipperary, Kilkenny, Wexford, Waterford, Carlow. 

If you are from outside these areas, there is another regional support group for your area which you can find by visiting  the ‘Events’ section of our website.

WHEN?

Tuesday 16th April 10:30 - 12:00.

WHERE?

Online, via Zoom!

REGISTRATION?

Registration in advance is required. You must register to attend by the 12th April otherwise your registration to attend may not be reviewed in time for you to receive the link to join the meeting. To register, please click the button below to complete our registration page.

Register Now!

For further information or if you have any questions you can email our Community Resource Officer Margaret on mdixon@epilepsy.ie with the subject line "Online Support Group".

Those wishing to attend this support group must have previously engaged with their local Community Resource Officer. It is important that there has been previous engagement in order for us to best facilitate the experience for all attending the support group. At particular points in your journey in supporting a loved one living with epilepsy, individual direct support from our team may be more appropriate rather than a group setting. To make initial contact with your local Community Resource Officer, visit the ‘Our Local Services’ section of our website.

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