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Epilepsy support in Scotland

Advice and information

All Epilepsy Action's advice and information is relevant to people in Scotland.

If there are laws specific to Scotland (for example around education) then we have stated this.

Support online

Forum4e is a secure online forum for people affected by epilepsy.

Epilepsy Action also has a well-supported Facebook page where people share their stories and experiences of epilepsy.

Our online training area has various resources for people with epilepsy as well as schools, care homes and nurses.

Local support

Epilepsy Action doesn't run any support groups in Scotland. However both Epilepsy Scotland and Epilepsy Connections work with people to support them across Scotland.

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My girlfriend Lorraine suffers from epilepsy. Is there any coffee mornings or groups in Edinburgh.
Lorraine is looking for interests on weekdays day or evenings that would understand her condition with like minded people.
Lorraine is from the portobello area.
Look forward to hearing from you soon.

Submitted by Lorraine beveridge on

Hi George

Thank you for your question.

We often hear from people about how it has helped when they made contact with others in a similar situation. Although we don’t have any groups in Scotland, we do have details of other epilepsy charities that may have. Please contact them directly for details on their services.

  • Epilepsy Scotland
    Works to enable people with epilepsy in Scotland to maximise their choices in life.
  • Quarriers
    Amongst other work, Quarriers provides epilepsy fieldwork services in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray and Glasgow.
  • Epilepsy Connections
    Provides community-based support to people living with epilepsy in the Greater Glasgow area and also in Central Scotland (NHS Forth Valley area)

If your girlfriend uses social media we have our forum4e online community, and we are on facebook and twitter.

If we can be of any more help, please feel free to contact our helpline team directly. You can either email helpline@epilepsy.org.uk  or the Epilepsy Action Helpline freephone 0808 800 5050. Our helpline is open Monday to Friday, 8.30am until 5.30pm.



Epilepsy Action Helpline Team

Submitted by Diane-Epilepsy ... on

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