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Epilepsy resources for young people

If we cannot answer your question or help you, here are some other websites you can try on a variety of topics. If you know of a website which you have found particularly helpful, please let us know as we are always keen to expand our list:

Health forums and information resources

A guide to getting on with your life - website version of Epilepsy Scotland’ teen guide
http://getonwithyourlife.org

Youth health talk - where young people share their experiences
http://www.youthhealthtalk.org/

Young minds - information for young people about mental health and emotional well-being
http://www.youngminds.org.uk/

Enquire – Enquire’s website for children and young people. Enquire is a Scottish advice service for additional support for learning
http://enquire.org.uk/

Connexions direct - information and advice for young people
http://www.connexions-direct.com/

Grants and financial help

Family Fund - provides grants to families on low incomes who have severely disabled or seriously ill children and young people aged 17 or under
http://www.familyfund.org.uk/

Benefit Enquiry Line – free confidential information and advice on benefits if you have a disability or are a carer
http://www.direct.gov.uk/

Turn 2 Us  - a charitable service helping people access the money available to them through welfare benefits, grants and other help
http://www.turn2us.org.uk

Support networks

The Teenage Epilepsy Agenda (TEA) Room - an online forum for young people to interact with their peers, gain support and share their experiences of epilepsy
http://www.scottishepilepsy.org/

A listening ear

Get connected - Support and information for people under 25
http://www.getconnected.org.uk/

Childline - information, support, advice, videos and games
http://www.childline.org.uk/

Breathing Space - information, advice and a listening ear if you feel down or depressed
http://www.breathingspacescotland.co.uk/

Samaritans - emotional support 24 hours a day
http://www.samaritans.org/

Drugs and alcohol

Frank - help and information on drugs
http://www.talktofrank.com/

Driving

Directgov - DVLA information on health conditions and driving
http://www.direct.gov.uk/