Help for those, with epilepsy, planning to have a baby and during pregnancy
UK Epilepsy & Pregnancy Register gives help for those with epilepsy who are planning to have a baby and also during pregnancy. This service is also available to people in the Isle of Man. For information about the organisation visit their website: epilepsyandpregnancy.co.uk or phone them: freephone 0800 389 1248
“This service exists to provide professional advice, support and information to all individuals with continence problems, or their carers. Where continence cannot be retained or regained, advice on, and provision of suitable aids and appliances is included. All local residents have the right to access the service, either through regular clinic sessions held throughout the Island or via home visits”
(Government website information)
The service is completely confidential, phone 693551 (service operates Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm except bank holidays). You may then arrange to visit the regular clinic or receive a home visit.
These may be useful for some people.
Alison Burton, www.breathingspace.im
Mike Kewley, www.brightlife.com
Jo Beard, Senior Occupational Therapist at Hospice Isle of Man, by tuning into our mindfullness videos below.
A relaxation CD, recorded by our Occupational Therapist, offers a variety of techniques to help you learn new ways to relax. This includes breathing control techniques, muscle relaxation and the use of imagery. This is available for purchase for £10 from the Scholl Wellbeing Centre and from hospice shops www.hospiceshops.com/product-page/rest-and-relax-c
More information on what “Mindfulness” is can be found on the website: http://franticworld.com/what-is-mindfulness/
Problems at work
If you feel that you are being treated unfairly by your employers because of your health condition, the Manx Industrial Relations Service will be happy to talk to you in confidence about these problems. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 672942, www.mirs.org.im