Online Information Session: Asthma, Allergy, Diabetes and Epilepsy in young people

08/06/2021

We are hosting a free Asthma, Allergy, Diabetes and Epilepsy awareness evening to educate those involved with young people outside of school, about these conditions.

The awareness event is scheduled to take place on:

  • Wednesday 30th June at 7.00 pm Via Zoom

This event is for anyone who is a leader or supervisor of children and young people at youth groups or sports clubs.

Those who attend will be provided with specialist advice delivered directly by Specialist Nurses, with a question and answer opportunity included.

Damien McHugh, Western Trust Paediatric Diabetes Specialist Nurse said: “The last few years the events that we held were very well received by all who attended and feedback was very positive.

“Following our evaluation of previous events, we would encourage all youth groups, such as youth clubs, scouting and guides groups, sports clubs, and any organisation that deals with young people to be represented.

“With sports clubs and youth groups now beginning to meet as we come out of COVID restrictions, now is the ideal time to increase your knowledge and understanding of these conditions.

“The awareness evening has been organised in recognition of the need for educating those involved with young people about conditions such as Diabetes, Asthma, Allergy and Epilepsy. We wish to hit home the importance of being aware of the conditions and how to support children and young people who have them.”

 

As our young people start to return to out of school activities this is your chance to get yourself updated on the latest information on Diabetes, Asthma and Epilepsy in children from the specialist nurses in these areas

For further information or to register for the event, contact by email: Damien.McHugh@westerntrust.hscni.net or Rebecca.harte@westerntrust.hscni.net or telephone (028) 6638 2188 or 02866382463. To avoid disappointment, it is recommended that you book your place for the event.