#challengethirtytwo - support our work!

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, many of our public fundraising events had to be cancelled due to the public health advice and in the interest of safety of our dedicated members, supporters & volunteers. Furthermore, we have also seen events cancelled where supporters would choose to organically fundraise for us - such as the many marathons that will now unfortunately not go ahead across the country.

Psychological distress due to Pandemic more prevalent in people with epilepsy according to Chinese study

A new study recently featured in renowned epilepsy medical journal - Epilepsia - has found that psychological distress owing to the COVID19 pandemic is much more prevalent in people with epilepsy. 

The study was undertaken in Southwest China during the height of the COVID19 pandemic in the region and compared the psychological distress between 252 people with epilepsy and those who were not living with any condition.

Resuming Driving during COVID19 - notice on access to NDLS

Epilepsy Ireland has received queries from people who are now 12 months seizure free and looking into the process of resuming driving.

In normal times, the applications for licences would be processed through the National Driver Licence Service (NDLS) but their offices are closed at the minute due to the ongoing pandemic. Instead, there is an online application system.

We still need your pics for our cover photos - #StayLocal

Today we enter phase 2 of the easing of COVID19 restrictions in Ireland. 

Over the last few weeks, we have been sharing wonderful images from across Ireland as people stay safe and socially distance within their 2km and then within their 5km (see previous article here.) Today people can travel within 20km and within their own county boundaries.