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The Lighthouse Youth Project in Edinburgh supports young people between 11 and 19. Being diagnosed with epilepsy can be difficult at any age, but it can be particularly challenging if you are a teenager. There are already lots of changes going on in life and it can feel overwhelming sometimes. The Lighthouse Youth Project gives young people the chance to come together and support each other. Our young people can ask questions and talk through their worries with our trained staff. But as you can see, it’s not all serious…
“I loved the bowling with the youth group! My friends were around me when I scored a strike! I love my friend Amy who I met at the group, who also loves JLS!! I love it when my friends at youth group ask me if I am OK, it really makes me feel great. The Lighthouse youth group is so fun, I think it is just fantastic!”
“Volunteering is inspiring and heart-warming. I have developed friendships, and can see that the non-judgemental approach inspires a sense of equality, with no one making fun of anybody else. Volunteering at the youth group has been life-changing, and an awful lot of fun!”
“Youth group means I get to see my friends, have fun, and be supported away from home. It also means I get free pizza!!”
“Youth group is, to me, a place where I can meet new people and also people who understand how I feel.”
“At youth group, you can talk about anything you want to! Especially what your parents will not let you talk about because it will make them sad.”