Support Groups

Many people find that support groups are tremendously effective in helping them cope with the day-to-day realities of having Epilepsy. Groups come in different formats — from large, formal meetings to smaller “living-room” get-togethers — and you probably won’t be equally comfortable with or get the same benefit from all. If you don’t like the first group you find, it’s worth looking for one that suits you better. If you can’t find any you like in your area, consider starting one. If you are unsatisfied with the available options, it is likely that you’re not the only one feeling that way.

Other places to find support
With that said, support groups aren’t for everyone. If you’re dead set against the idea, there’s little point in forcing yourself. Support groups work best for people who want to be there. Many resources are available to help you find a support group, including: Your neurologist or treating physician (or a member of his or her office staff), local hospitals (community outreach or similar services), community calendars in local newspapers and Web sites of national Epilepsy’s disease organizations.

Mumbai Support Groups for Epilepsy

ChildRaise

Committed to the Welfare of a Special Child
Contact: Kavita Shanbhag
Telephone: +91 22 24377457
Time: Monday–Saturday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Website: www.childraise.com

Samman

Epilepsy Support Group of Indian Epilepsy Association – Bombay Chapter
E–Cell

J.S.S. Municipal School, 2nd floor, Nana Chowk
Next to Shetty’s Restaurant, Grant Road(w)
Mumbai 400 007, Maharashtra, India.
Telephone: +91 22 23858563
Time: Monday–Satutday 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

E-Cell Epilepsy Information Centre
J.S. Municipal School, Nana Chowk, Grant Road(W)
Mumbai 400 007, Maharashtra, India.
Contact: Manisha and Alpana
Telephone: +91 22 23850563