Our Services During COVID19

As a result of the Covid-19 emergency, all Epilepsy Ireland offices around the country are closed to the public and our community-based services have been adapted. However, all of our staff are currently working from home and we want all our members,supporters & service users to know that we are still here for you.

In fact, our locations have actually increased from 10 to 25 as result of COVID19, albeit now mainly based on kitchen tables dotted across the country!

Community Resource Officers

Our Community Resources Officers are available by phone, email and by via video call on request. We are also working to adapt our services to fit social distancing requirements. For example, we have held a number of regional online support group meetings and adapted other parts of our services for online consumption. If you are a member of an existing support group, your local CRO will be in touch in the coming weeks to see if you would like to take part in online groups. Please also keep an eye on our social media channels for further details of new activities to come.

For details of your local Community Resource Officer, click here.

Administration of Buccal Midazolam demonstrations for Parents/Carers 

Our Community Resource Officers are also delivering online demonstrations on the administration of Buccal Midazolam for parents/carers & family members of  people with epilepsy who may be prescribed the rescue medication.

Please get in touch with your local Community Resource Officer to arrange a demonstration by clicking here.

Epilepsy Awareness & the Administration of Buccal Midazolam for Professionals

Our training in “Epilepsy Awareness & the Administration of Buccal Midazolam” is now available online. This is a one-day programme for health/allied health professionals who may need certification or refresher training in administering the emergency medication Buccal Midazolam. This has become one of our most vital services at Epilepsy Ireland over the years, training over 2,000 caregivers a year on epilepsy and the safe administration of midazolam.

To request further details, please contact our Training Manager Paul Sharkey at info@epilepsy.ie.

Training For Success

Like our Community Resource Officers, the current class of Training for Success are continuing their studies from home. Training for Success is a course for people with epilepsy whose educational or social development may have been impacted because of their condition. Based in IT Sligo, it has helped over 80% of those who complete the course return to further education or to the workplace. Training for Success course co-ordinator Maire Tansey is available to speak to you about the course should you be interested, so please do not hesitate to contact her by email on tansey.maire@itsligo.ie to arrange a call should you wish to discuss your or a family’s members suitability for the course. Click here for further reading on Training for Success.