All of us are worried about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it will affect us and those we love. Epilepsy Action Cymru recognises the strain that social distancing measures may place on people’s wellbeing. We want to continue to help and support people affected by epilepsy during this time. We are taking steps to adapt our support services in line with the current social restrictions.
New crisis response pilot service – virtual groups
Epilepsy Action is running a new online virtual group service, for people affected by epilepsy during the coronavirus pandemic. Virtual groups will provide an opportunity for people to share personal experiences and feelings, coping strategies and mutual support. We will use the online video communications platform Zoom to offer these virtual groups. These will be available for people to sign up to through our website. The groups will be led by members of our local services team. To register for a virtual group please click on the following link: https://www.epilepsy.org.uk/virtual-groups/cymru
Virtual groups will complement our existing services:
- The Epilepsy Action Helpline continues to be available during its normal published hours.
People can contact the Epilepsy Action Helpline on 0808 800 5050. To help manage the
increased demand, members of the Local Services team are being trained to take helpline
calls so that we can support more people during this time
- forum4e, a free online community for people with epilepsy and carers of people with
- Our social media pages are also very active
For up to date information on how coronavirus may affect people with epilepsy please check our