ISLE OF MAN COFFEE & CHAT GROUP
“At a coffee and chat group you can connect with people who understand.
Coffee and chat groups give people living with epilepsy the chance to meet new people, share experiences and learn more about life with epilepsy
People living with epilepsy, family members and carers meet informally, somewhere they can feel safe from harm and prejudice. Somewhere to be with others, where people understand.” Epilepsy Action
In the Isle of Man, the group also includes people with PNES, their family and carers.
NEW*** The group meets on the third Tuesday in the month
from 21st February 2017 Alternate months in Coffee Republic (upstairs room),
Strand Street, drop in anytime between 6:00pm to 8:00pm
and between 10:00am and12:00am depending on the month
“Epilepsy Action” Coffee & Chat Volunteers:
Rosa Drown, Frank Bray
EPILEPSY AWARENESS COURSES
Epilepsy Action has trained accredited volunteers in the Isle of Man to provide epilepsy awareness courses:
“Accredited volunteers (AVs) are fully trained by Epilepsy Action in delivering informative presentations to groups or organisations who want to learn about epilepsy. All Epilepsy Action materials are painstakingly researched, tested and checked – and an AV’s work is no exception! Each AV receives very thorough training and makes sure that they are well prepared for each and every presentation.” ‘Epilepsy Today’ December 2014
Courses can be tailored to meet the requirements of different groups, for example, in the work place, colleges and schools, healthcare and service providers, interest groups, clubs and societies. Information leaflets will also be provided.
Courses do not provide medical training but can include
What epilepsy is
Seizures and seizure types
Diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy
What to do if you witness a seizure
First Aid for seizures
Living with epilepsy
Developing a policy – this will take the form of a discussion with the group or organisation following the presentation. Feedback will then be provided to the group or organisation so that they will be able to formulate their own policy
To discuss your requirements or to find out more about the awareness courses contact us: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07624 314310
Alternatively, contact “Epilepsy Action” directly by phoning 0113 210 8800 or the area manager for the Isle of Man, Cliff Challenger, on 01274 640064
OTHER HELP OFFERED BY EPILEPSY ACTION
Epilepsy Action’s website: www.epilepsy.org.uk also
provides a great deal of information about different
aspects of epilepsy.
Their Helpline is also available to all:
Freephone 0808 8000 5050,
Details of how to become a member of “Epilepsy Action”,
including the benefits it can give you are also detailed on
their website. Isle of Man residents pay the same fee
as those from the UK.
Please note, however that their website will not give you
specific Isle of Man information.