Five Good Reasons to Join the Epilepsy Club
The Epilepsy Club was established to enable our members to find PEACE. In our research on social groups around the world, we found that many organisations used PEACE to help their members. Therefore we are part of a global movement helping people with epilepsy.
What is PEACE?
Participation. Being a member of our group enables you to confidently make more friends and to participate in events without the worry of being judged or rejected.
Encouragement to succeed. We all like a success story and you will find that each one of us has a positive story to tell. If you are struggling with your epilepsy, we will help you to overcome those difficulties by supporting you along the way. Life is an adventure and many of us go down wiggly roads before we are able to find seizure control and acceptance, but we all get there in the end.
Acceptance. You are okay. Epilepsy is only part of who you are.
Comfort. There are times when you may feel lonely having epilepsy, but you are not alone. We are in this together. We understand what it is like to have epilepsy.
Empowerment. Knowing all about your seizures and feeling connected with others will enable you to feel empowered about your epilepsy.
The Epilepsy Club meets regularly and our group is growing. We love to meet new members and we hope that you will come to realise how important your contribution is within our group. We want to encourage all age groups, all ethnicities, and all walks of life because we value everyone and everyone has a place to fill. A gentle chat with a member may be all it takes for someone struggling with epilepsy to feel accepted and not alone.
Regular events to date include:
- Professional talks on epilepsy (knowledge is power)
- Café get togethers to meet up with old friends and to make new ones
- Excursions beyond Hamilton (we can help with transport)
We are always open to suggestions for more social event opportunities.
Join the Epilepsy Waikato Charitable Trust and become a member of The Epilepsy Club.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
How to join
Come along to our next event and ask for an application form in person or fill in the application online by clicking the link below.