Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders Support Group Information
Meaghan Angers is an AmeriCorps member serving as the Resource Room Coordinator at Mass General Brigham.
Meaghan's mission is to bring support to Mass General Brigham patients by connecting them to community resources and working with them to achieve a high quality of life. As an AmeriCorps member, she will serve as the bridge between Mass General Brigham and EFNE to provide patients with useful resources to their everyday lives.
Resource Room at Mass General Brigham
What is the Epilepsy Resource Room?
The Epilepsy Resource Room is normally an area in/near an Epilepsy Center or hospital, staffed by an AmeriCorps Service Member, that provides services like: active listening and support, basic patient/family education, community information and referral services, site-based support programs such as peer support groups, socialization programs, a library of helpful literature, and assistance to hospital staff with site-specific needs to improve support for their patients with epilepsy. As of August 2020 the Resource Room is completely virtual.
How do I get into the Resource Room?
Your doctor will refer you to me, and we can set up a time and date to meet over zoom for the Resource Room. Once in the Resource Room, we can schedule regular check-ins and/or provide contact information for future calls. Please never hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns that you may have.
Epilepsy Foundation New England
Epilepsy Foundation New England is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to help people and families affected by epilepsy in New England. We provide youth services, including summer camps, year round programs for elementary and middle school (Kids Connect), and young adults (Young Leaders Network), as well as a scholarship program; Resource and Support Services including emergency financial aid, helpdesk, support groups, retreats; Community Education; and more!