E-Support Groups / Self Help Groups

Members of Support Groups share experiences, engage in advocacy, provide information and help each other in their quest for personal growth. People with epilepsy are greatly benefited when they join a support group as they often experience a sense of loneliness (only I have this problem - why me) and lack proper socialization. A support group is one which is facilitated by professionals and a self help group is organized and managed totally by people experiencing the particular problem, in this case epilepsy. The epilepsy support / self help groups in India are as follows:

SAMMAN (Respect) - Mumbai

Where: Indian Epilepsy Association, Bombay Chapter (ECell), 2nd floor, JSS Municipal School Building, Nana Chowk, Mumbai 400 007
When: Every 2nd and 4th Saturday from 2.30 to 4.30 p.m.

SANVEDANA - Pune

Contact Persons:
Yashoda Wakankar
Cell Phone: +91.9822008035

Radhika Deshpande
Cell Phone: +91.9850887644

Epilepsy Counseling Centre
301, Lloyds Chambers II, 409, Mangalwar Peth.
Pune 411 001, Maharashtra, India.
Timings for counseling: Every Tuesday 4.30pm to 7.30pm by appointment.
Sanvedana also runs a marriage bureau.

SAMMAN - Indore
Contact: Dr. Mrs. Vrushali Nadkarni
email: vrushalinadkarni@yahoo.com

Indore Epilepsy Support Group
Mangesh Neuro Centre, 1, Kanchan Baugh
Indore 452001, Madhya Pradesh.

SAMVAAD - Nagpur
Contact: Dr. Poornima Karandikar
Cell No.09372512142

SANVEDANA - Ahmednagar
Contact: Dr. Ravindra Somani
09822080962

PROTSAHAN - Dombivli
Contact: Dr. Adwait Padhye
Cell No.09820235518
Dr. Manasi A. Kulkarni Cell No.09820609535
Dr. Geeta Mondkar Cell No. 09821351588

EPILEPSY GROUP - Aurangabad
Contact: Dr. Vijay Pathade
Cell No.09049070365

SHOLAPUR EPILEPSY GROUP -
Contact: Dr. Valsangkar
Cell No.09823900112 / 09823296871

Thiruvananthapuram
Dr. D. Jayachandran
email: cec@mail.sctimst.ac.in

Tel: 0471-2524282
Epilepsy Self Help Group in Thiruvananthapuram
R. Madhavan Nayar Centre for Comprehensive Epilepsy Care
Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST)
Thiruvananthapuram 695011.

UTTEJAN (Positive Reinforcement) - IPH Thane
Where : Institute for Psychological Health, Shree Ganesh Darshan, LBS Marg, Between Hari Niwas and 3 Petrol Pumps, Naupada, Thane West.
Meetings: 1st Sunday of the month
Timing: 4 p.m.
Contact Persons:
Mrunalini Palshikar (9820827873)
Alpa Chande (9820969210)