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Scotland

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

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There should be more help in scotland for people with epilepsy I have been to my local MP & aim to make epilepsy more aware accross the uk like how to deal with it what you are entitled to & avalible help along with much more

Submitted by Colin on

Hi ! I have Epilepsy I live in Hamilton Scotland.. ..it has taken me a very long time to admit that I have Epilepsy.... I would like to meet other people in the same position as myself .. hope to hear from you.

Submitted by Derek on

Hi Derek,

A good place to start might be our forums at forum.epilepsy.org.uk

Cheers,

Rich - Epilepsy Action

Submitted by rich on

I was diagnosed with epilepsy around 2 years ago - I am 21 now. In my mind, however, I have only had epilepsy for little over a year. It took me a long time to admit to my condition, considering it came on for what seemed like no reason at all. I thought "why me" "what did I do to bring this on?" "can I fix it?!". These Qs could not be answered by the people around me, so group therapy sessions with young people who have been through the same thing, would have helped me out so very much. I know a lot of people feel the same... I'm embarking on a documentary study of this topic for my degree. If anyone wants help or would like to help me out or be involved in my filming, then please get in contact: mairimul@gmail.com. I am excited about this project. I think it could make a difference if we all band in together. Thanks x

Submitted by Mairi on

Hi
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.
Cheers
George

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.

Regards

Diane

Epilepsy Action Helpline Team

Submitted by Diane-Epilepsy ... on