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Epilepsy Scotland - Children and families

Helping children & families

Get appropriate advice, information and support

Finding out your child has or could have epilepsy can be a difficult time. Having a child with epilepsy can affect the whole family. We offer support services to parents and carers of children who have epilepsy. We can also help you understand the effect epilepsy can have on behaviour, learning and family life. Services range from schools awareness programs and parental support groups to youth workshops and social work assessments.


Services for children and families

Epilepsy Scotland Services

Lighthouse Youth Project

This group of young people meet regularly to undertake social activities and go on various trips together.

Epilepsy Scotland Services

Epilepsy Helpline

Free confidential helpline providing information and support for children, young people, parents and carers.

Epilepsy Scotland Services

Sleep Clinics

Our sleep clinics provide support to families of children with epilepsy and chronic sleep problems.

Epilepsy Scotland Services

Social Work Assessment

Epilepsy Scotland can do social work assessments to assess the needs of children with disabilities.

Epilepsy Scotland Services

Schools Awareness Program

We regularly deliver workshops on epilepsy to schools, teaching children and young people about epilepsy.

Epilepsy Scotland Services

Seizure Clinics

Support to families of children and young people at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh.

Epilepsy Scotland Services

Parent Support

We offer support services to parents and carers of children who are affected by epilepsy.

Epilepsy Scotland Services

Lighthouse Support Service

The Lighthouse support service provides one to one support from trained support workers.

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Information for young people