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Congratulations to Canongate Youth Project in Edinburgh and Argyll and Bute Council, the winners of our Employer of the Year 2013 awards. Both winners were honoured by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing Alex Neil MSP and our chief executive Lesslie Young in a special awards ceremony at our annual Glasgow Wags dinner on 26 April 2013. Read more about this award here Read More »
It is National Epilepsy Week. This year's theme is 'The many faces of epilepsy'. We are running a number of activities to highlight the uniqueness of epilepsy, and are focusing on the different levels of support and services available to those with epilepsy in Scotland. As always, we need our supporters on board, so this is another chance for you to get involved and raise as much awareness about epilepsy as possible. Check out Read More »
Are you a parent of a child/children with or without complex needs? Carol Delaney, a mature student at Napier University, is looking for parents to take part in her thesis study on stress, emotion regulation and coping in caregivers of children with complex needs. The subject is close to her heart as she has 3 children with conditions including Aspergers Syndrome, Agoraphobia, Anxiety and Dyspraxia/Dyslexia.
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The upcoming changes to the driving regulations for epilepsy have been announced and will come into effect on 8 March. The changes are expected to benefit some people with epilepsy:
St Valentine's Day marks the start of our search for Scotland's Employer of the Year. Our award provides an opportunity for employers, no matter how small or large, to be honoured and recognised for providing outstanding support to an employee who has epilepsy. People with epilepsy can sometimes face difficulties when looking for work or staying in employment. Read More »
Before the advent of modern science the cause of epilepsy was not fully understood. People used to believe that epilepsy may be caused by an evil spirit entering the soul, and spiritual healers would have been asked for their help. In the Middle Ages Christians would ask Saints to intercede if they became ill, and the saints would ask God for His help on their behalf. Each different ailment had its own patron saints and the more serious the illness the more patron sa Read More »