Support Groups

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Due to the Covid-19 situation, all the Epilepsy Association of Calgary in-person support groups are being offered virtually (online or by phone). We understand the importance of support networks for people living with and affected by epilepsy to maintain health and well-being, and that is why we are happy to be able to offer these online support group meetings. Please refer to the information below for more details.

They say there’s power in numbers. Whether you or someone close to you has epilepsy, the opportunity to give and receive support in a group setting has the power to decrease feelings of isolation and provide new insights and ideas for coping with the condition.

In general, our support groups are designed to:

  • Increase knowledge and understanding about epilepsy.
  • Help participants gain new skills.
  • Strengthen a sense of support and social connectedness.

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Upcoming Support Groups

Adult Peer Support Group (formerly “Face to Face”) is an online adult peer support group for adults living with epilepsy, held at 1 PM on the second Saturday of each month.

A great way to connect with other adults living with epilepsy to share experiences and strategies, to support others, or simply to be with others who really understand what you may be going through. If you wish to join us, please email our Support Coordinator at gina[at]epilepsycalgary.[com] at least 2 business days prior to the support group meeting to receive the link.

Southern Alberta Parents Network Support Group is an online support group for parents or caregivers of children or youths with epilepsy, at 8 PM on the third Tuesday of the month.

Join us and gain new information and insights that can help you and your child cope with the daily stresses and worries that epilepsy brings. These meetings are a wonderful way to connect with other families in a safe setting to share your experiences, frustrations and successes. If you wish to join us, please email our Support Coordinator at gina[at]epilepsycalgary.[com] at least 2 business days prior to the support group meeting to receive the link.

Family & Friends Peer Support Group  is an online support group for everyone living with or affected by epilepsy, including family, friends, and colleagues that meets at 6:00 PM on the fourth Wednesday of the month. If you wish to join us, please email our Support Coordinator at gina[at]epilepsycalgary.[com] at least 2 business days prior to the support group meeting to receive the link.