If you suspect Meningitis, seek medical help immediately; say the word Meningitis to the medical professional and let them rule it out.
Do NOT wait for a rash – Meningitis does not always produce a rash.
Being Meningitis aware saves lives.
Following the death of their 4 year old daughter Aoibhe, Siobhan and Noel decided to set-up ACT for Meningitis.
ACT stands for both the Aoibhe Carroll Trust, and also represents the three key messages Siobhan and Noel want to get across in relation to Meningitis
- The ‘A’ standing for ‘Ask’, ask yourself could it be Meningitis;
- the ‘C’ standing for contact your doctor; and
- most importantly ‘T’, trust your instincts.
Since its formation and through self-fundraising, ACT have provided free support services to children, adults, families and communities in 20 counties in Ireland through a unique Meningitis Community Care Programme.
They offer both practical and emotional support for those living with the impact of the disease. They support individuals, and their families, including those who have been bereaved, helping to rebuild lives after meningitis and septicaemia.
Wherever a person is in the country, if they have been affected by meningitis either through bereavement or living with the severe after affects of the disease, we provide free individual and group support services and therapies tailored to their needs, within their own community and without a waiting list.
If you would any further information about Meningitis or the support services we provide please contact us at 091-380058 or email Sarah@actformeningitis.ie
For further information about about Meningitis or the support services that ACT offer visit www.actformeningitis.ie