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Coffee and chat groups

coffee and chat

Coffee and chat groups give people living with epilepsy the chance to meet new people, share experiences and learn more about life with epilepsy.

Find a coffee and chat near you

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.

Find a coffee and chat near you

If there isn't a coffee and chat group in your area maybe you could start your own!

Become a coffee and chat group contact

If you have any questions please contact us at volunteering@epilepsy.org.uk or give us a call at 0113 210 8800.

Donate now to help fund a coffee and chat group - text DONATE 2015 to 70500. Thank you. Terms and conditions.
Event Date: 
Friday 10 April 2015

Comments: read the 2 comments or add yours


Hello I am from India Last 7 years I am comPletely seizure free without medication. My question iIs thereany chance to come again in my life ? Still I am unmarried age is 31

Submitted by Geetha on

Hi Geetha

Thank you for your question.

The longer you go without a seizures the less likely they are to return.

When someone hasn’t had a seizure for a long time it can be considered ‘resolved’. That will apply to children who outgrow their epilepsy. It will also describe adults who have been seizure-free for 10 years and have not taken epilepsy medicines for five years. It should be noted this does not mean the same as cured, but that someone no longer has currently active epilepsy. There is no guarantee that seizures will never return.

As there are various factors to be considered it would be advisable to talk to your own doctor about your individual situation.



Epilepsy Action Helpline Team

Submitted by Diane-Epilepsy ... on

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