Northern Ireland Network

Join the Northern Ireland network in order to meet others with facial palsy and gain mutual support. Janet who founded the network has been lobbying medical professionals and government for better treatment for people with facial palsy in Northern Ireland since 2016. The first campaign meeting was held in Belfast in February 2018, present were politicians, eye surgeons, plastic surgeons, ENT, physio and most importantly patients. Future meetings are planned.

The easiest way to keep updated is to join the Northern Ireland Network Facebook Group: or you can join our community and opt-in to support group news.

The Facebook group is a place for you to interact with other members of your local support group/network, share stories, photos and discuss any aspect of facial palsy. Health professionals may be in this group but they are unable to offer specific medical advice. There may also be government officials or other people who are helping with the campaign for services. It is important they know the struggles people face so they can push for change.

Whatever the cause of your facial palsy, if you live in Northern Ireland, please join this group to ensure your voice is heard.

Patient stories from Northern Ireland

Lisa’s story

Jack’s story

Richard’s story

Joanne’s story

Janet’s story

Virtual support group meetings

Please contact us via for dates and joining instructions for our next Northern Irish groups.

Northern Ireland Network
Email: Northern Ireland network enquiry

Virtual support funded by

National Lottery Community FundMonthly virtual support group meetings for people in Northern Ireland are being funded by The National Lottery Community Fund Northern Ireland over a 12 month period from August 2020. These meetings will be led by a specialist facial therapist. Get in touch to find out how to access this support.


Last reviewed: 28-01-2021    ||    Next review due: 01-07-2021