Epilepsy advice and information meeting in Birmingham
|Author: Epilepsy Action||Published: 17th April 2009 12:05|
Epilepsy Action is holding an advice and information meeting on Saturday 25 April with a view to forming a new branch in Birmingham, and supporting people living with epilepsy in the area.
The event will run from 1.00pm to 4.00pm at The Priory Meeting Rooms, 40 Bull Street, located in the city centre, off Corporation Street. Its aim is to encourage people with an interest in epilepsy to come along and pick up useful advice and information, and to share their experiences of living with the condition.
There will be several speakers at the meeting, including Epilepsy Action regional services managers, Mark McDaid and Julie Clark, and Chair of Epilepsy Action West Midlands Forum, Beryl Sharlot. They will be discussing the benefits of local branches and the West Midlands Forum, which is working to raise awareness and understanding of epilepsy, and supporting existing and developing branches in the region.
Also speaking will be Lyn Greenhill, an epilepsy specialist nurse based with the Birmingham and Solihull Neuropsychiatry Service, The Barbury, Edgbaston.
Michele Harper, secretary of the Epilepsy Action West Midlands Forum, said: "The meeting is an ideal opportunity for anyone who has epilepsy or an interest in the condition to find out more. We want people to leave happy that they know they are able to get advice and information and realise they are not alone."
For more information about the meeting, please contact Julie Clark, regional services manager for Central England on 01684 833834, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For anyone unable to attend the meeting, or wishing to meet up again, the forum has arranged some further meetings. These will be held on Saturday 23 May, Saturday 20 June and Saturday 18 July, all from 2.00pm and 4.00pm. They will take place at The Health Exchange Room, Central Library, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham.
Epilepsy Action has an extensive network of branches throughout the UK. Branches hold regular meetings and offer a variety of social events and informative talks and discussions relating to epilepsy. Meetings offer the opportunity for people to share their experiences of living with epilepsy and also raise awareness of the condition in the local community.
Last year alone, Epilepsy Action directly helped over 686,500 people through a range of services, including its advice and information centre and Epilepsy Helpline freephone 0808 800 5050. For further information about the work of Epilepsy Action please visit www.epilepsy.org.uk