Coffee and chat groups give people living with epilepsy the chance to meet new people, share experiences and learn more about life with epilepsy.
Having epilepsy can feel like solitary confinement
Following a diagnosis of epilepsy, it can feel like no one understands you. Perhaps you will decide to stay at home where you feel safe. For some people friends may slip away, work may become difficult...
Breaking free of the isolation
Coffee and chat groups help people with epilepsy, family members and carers meet informally. It can be somewhere to feel safe from harm and prejudice. Somewhere to be with others, where people understand.
“Joining the group and meeting others with epilepsy and listening to them has really helped me” - Carol
“There’s nothing else like it. I felt alone before. Now I don’t through meeting others.” - Simon
Watch how the support received at a coffee and chat group helped Nell's family deal with her diagnosis.
Coffee and chat groups are being set up all across the UK. These give people living with epilepsy the chance to meet each other in ordinary venues like cafes, tea rooms and coffee shops. They offer a relaxed way to meet new people, share experiences and get information on how to learn more about epilepsy.
If there isn't a coffee and chat group in your area maybe you could start your own!
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