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We are planning to visit as many areas of Scotland as we can this year, watch this space for further details of forthcoming events. Please also check our facebook page as we will announce events there as and when they happen.
Last year, we received funding from Awards for All Scotland to hold 6 information events across Scotland. We visited Kilmarnock, Musselburgh, Aberdeen, Peterhead, Perth and Saltcoats and met many people wanting to find out more about epilepsy.
Epilepsy Scotland aims to reach and support as many of the 54,000 people who live with epilepsy in Scotland as possible. We also want to raise awareness and inform you about epilepsy and our services. This is no easy task, with the land mass of Scotland covering 30,414 square miles. That is a lot of ground to cover, however, we do our very best to reach you.
During 2010 and 2011, we held information events in all of Scotland’s 14 health boards, stretching from Shetland down to the Borders. It is always great to meet people face to face and for them to be able to meet us. We have our information events in a relaxed environment which can make it easier for people to talk through things related to their epilepsy. These events are also an opportunity for us to let as many people as possible know about our Scotland-wide freephone helpline service.
This is what some of the people who attended our information events had to say:
“A really successful event, learned a lot of useful information” (member of the public, 2010)
“It’s good to know that there are available resources to contact if in need of relevant and current information” (Student nurse, 2010)
“A good experience and a good chance to voice opinions and ideas” (member of Epilepsy Scotland, 2010)
“A very useful and informative event” (member of the public, 2010)
We can deliver a basic awareness talk providing an overview of epilepsy at these type of events. If you are looking for more in depth training please view our training courses page. We can tailor our information events to suit any type of group, from small local groups to large conferences, public events or for other networking opportunities. We are happy to help if we can, so please get in touch.
We will continue to try to reach the more remote rural areas. We started this in 2010 as we are aware that some areas have poor services and often find it difficult to access information. By reaching out to these isolated pockets, we will continue to help, support and make a difference to anyone affected by epilepsy across the whole of Scotland.