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Support Group for Parents & Guardians in Cork (In-Person) 8.5.24

Parent holding child's hand
08 May 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 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 be facilitated by local Community Resource Officer, Niamh, 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 living in Cork and are interested in attending our Support Group, you can see how to register below.


This event is for parents/guardians of children with epilepsy living in Cork.


Wednesday 8th May, 19:00 - 20:00.


Cork South Location which will be shared on approval of registration. 


To register for this event, please email our Community Resource Officer Niamh on with the subject line "Cork Parents/Guardians Support Group".

Parents/guardians who wish 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 of supporting a child with epilepsy, individual direct support from our team may be more appropriate rather than a group setting.


If you are from outside this area and want to attend a support group, visit the 'Events' section of our website for details of upcoming events within your region. If you need any information or support regarding epilepsy, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your local Community Resource Officer. You can find their details by visiting the 'Our Local Services' section of our website.