This event is now fully booked, however we are hoping to start a new support group in Bristol as a legacy from the event. To find out more about that group or to stay up to date with the work of Epilepsy Action please Keep in Touch.
At this event, children will enjoy exciting activities, arts and crafts sessions and more. For parents, there'll be workshops from expert speakers, time to meet other families and speak with healthcare professionals. Booking your place for this event is essential as the venue only has capacity for 30 families.
The education team at We The Curious will enable
- Older children to explore the human brain in the brain lab. They'll complete activities to understand memory and how we think in experience psychology
- Younger children to discover exciting global habitats in go explore. They'll take in and experience the sounds and smells of the rainforest in jungle senses
- All children make a keyring to take home in an arts and crafts session
Workshops are suitable for children aged 4-18, children under 5 must be accompanied by a parent or carer. Families with a child under 4 are welcome to attend, however the child must stay with an adult in the sessions for parents and carers.
For parents and carers:
- Meet other parents and share experiences on living with epilepsy
- Talk to experts and ask questions about your child's epilepsy
- Find out more about local support groups, services and volunteering activities
Informative sessions led by expert speakers from Bristol hospitals cover:
- Epilepsy surgery for children and the importance of acting early
- Epilepsy and its impact on children's memory, learning and thinking
A coffee and chat session will take place where you can ask questions, get advice from experts and other families. You can find out about local volunteering opportunities and how to create support groups for parents and children.
Who will be there?
- Michael Carter: Consultant paediatric neurosurgeon clinical lead children's epilepsy surgery service, University Hospital Bristol
- Dr Ingram Wright: Consultant clinical neuropsychologist and Director, North Bristol NHS Trust
- The education team from We The Curious
- Ivy Moon craft and care
- Epilepsy Action staff and volunteers
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