Epilepsy chat forum launch

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PATIENTS affected by epilepsy in South Yorkshire are being invited to connect locally by joining the Epilepsy Society’s new online regional forums.

The forums are being launched during National Epilepsy Week - from May 15 to 21 - and give those who have the condition a chance to get in touch and share their thoughts and feelings on line by logging on to the charity’s website.

Communications manager Amanda Cleaver said: “Although epilepsy is very common, affecting around one in 130 people, it can be a very isolating condition. “We know from speaking to people affected, that making and keeping good connections with others is an important part of living a full life.

“The new regional forums are a way for people to connect at a more local level.”

The charity is also inviting those with the condition, their carers, partners, family and friends to complete an on line survey at www.epilepsysociety.org.uk which will help the charity develop its services in the future.