At Epilepsy Ireland, we always note how epilepsy is a condition which can affect the entire family unit.
Where parents/guardians are caring for and supporting a child with epilepsy - particularly where the condition is complex - there can be a knock-on impact for that child's young siblings. Due to the challenges that epilepsy can bring, siblings can sometimes feel isolated or feel worried about their loved one's condition. This is why we offer these workshops specifically for young siblings of children with epilepsy.
The workshop allows 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. This can help a child feel less isolated and concerned about their sibling's epilepsy, and also help to increase their understanding of epilepsy as a whole.
The event will be facilitated by our Community Resource Officers Sharon O'Connell and Pam O'Brien. If you have any questions about this event, you can contact either Sharon on 085 876 6626 or Pam on 085 876 6627 to discuss. Otherwise, please see details below on how to register for this event.
We look forward to meeting siblings of children with epilepsy on the night.
This event is for siblings of children with epilepsy aged from 8 - 12.
Tuesday 16th April 2024, 19:00 - 20:00.
Online, via Zoom!
To register for this event, please email Sharon on firstname.lastname@example.org or Pam on email@example.com with the subject line "Siblings Workshop". Pre-registration is essential as parent/guardian consent is required in advance in order for a young person to attend. Please note that in order to best facilitate this event, places are limited so do not delay in getting in touch if you feel this event would be of benefit to your child.
If you need any information or support regarding your child's epilepsy or your family's journey with the condition, 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.
This event has been made possible thanks to the RTÉ Toy Show Appeal and the Community Foundation of Ireland.