Epilepsy and you is a self-management course that can help improve health and wellbeing and allow you to increase knowledge, gain confidence, and acquire skills. The course can support you to have better conversations with your GP, Consultant or Epilepsy Specialist Nurse.
Mary Spencer, from Epilepsy Action, tells us more about the course and how it can help to make a difference.
“During this year, I made hundreds of telephone calls to people with epilepsy. As a charity it is really important to us that people with epilepsy do not feel alone and isolated. So I’ve been talking to people about Epilepsy and you, developed by Epilepsy Action with people who have epilepsy and those working with them.
The course has 8 units and takes about 16 hours to work through. People I’ve spoken to like the course because they can work through it at their own pace. The course is about acknowledgment, acceptance and moving forward. It’s all online - you just need the internet and a phone, tablet or computer. Even better, it’s absolutely free because some lovely organisations wanted to make it that way.
So how does it work and should you give it a go? My grandmother used to say “Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth”. Now, especially in a challenging year, is a great time to take an opportunity to improve your health and wellbeing.
Click this link and put in your details. You’ll get a telephone call from me and I’ll talk to you about the course to make sure it’s suitable and sign you up. In Yorkshire we say “you don’t get owt for nowt” but with Epilepsy and you, you do.
Epilepsy and you is a great course to help you to make changes to your life, allowing you to self-manage your epilepsy better.
I’m looking forward to chatting to you, I’ll put the kettle on, make a cup of Yorkshire tea and give you a phone call.
Health projects co-ordinator