Our support group meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the upstairs Gathering Room at 72 Ross Street. Our support groups are open to everyone, whether you have epilepsy, or a family, friend or co-worker has epilepsy. All are welcome. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, see old friends and share your life experiences. Snacks and refreshments are provided.
This past year we held several informative evenings. We had a nurse from RVH explaining how to understand your EEG’s and your disorder. A yoga instructor came with great ideas on stress management through breathing and relaxation. Guest speakers from Barrie’s Mental Health Clinic talked about depression in epilepsy and shared their personal experiences. A representative from Simcoe Holistic Health made us aware of the benefits of using medicinal marijuana, and provided us with information on the safe use and side-effects. A nutritionist talked about the benefits of a proper diet in dealing with depression and anxiety.
We are continuing with our series of health and wellness themed support group nights to stress the importance of nutrition, fitness and relaxation. Most meetings have a guest speaker that specializes in an area related to health and wellness. We are always open to new ideas and suggestions for exciting meetings.