Epilepsy Support Group

Purpose

  • Provide a safe and confidential opportunity for people with Epilepsy to meet others with the condition, to share ideas and personal experiences of coping, and to discuss side effects and recent developments in treatment.
  • Information about local support services
  • Provide an opportunity for carers of people with Epilepsy to meet and share ideas for providing the best support.
  • How information about the condition can be shared with colleagues or others who may be present when someone has a seizure.

What is Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a common condition that affects the brain and causes frequent seizures. Seizures are bursts of electrical activity in the brain that temporarily affect how it works. They can cause a wide range of symptoms. There is medication that can reduce the number and intensity of the seizures, and in many cases can eliminate them.  Treatments can, in themselves, cause difficult side effects.

More information about the condition

www.epilepsy.org.uk

How to join the Supporters Group

This group is at an early stage.  The first step is to identify who is interested in such a group, then to have an initial meeting to discuss how to take it forward.

Phone Chris Spackman or email on christopherjspackman@yahoo.co.uk for further information.

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