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Support group details

Find your nearest group

Click on the map to view details of epilepsy support groups in your area:

To date we are aware of the following support groups. We will update this information on a regular basis. If you run a group but this is not listed here, please contact us as we would like to keep those with epilepsy informed of current groups. 

Ayrshire and Arran

There are support groups in the North, East and South Ayrshire. These support groups are open to all ages and meet usually in the evening from 6pm-8pm every 8 weeks. They are held in various hospitals across Ayrshire. North meet at Ayrshire Central Hospital in Irvine, East meet at East Ayrshire Community Hospital in Cumnock, and South meet at Ayr Hospital in Ayr.

For more information call Eileen McCubbin, the local epilepsy specialist nurse, on 01294 323 362.

Dumfries and Galloway

There are currently no support groups in this area. Please telephone us on 0141 427 4911 or email enquiries@epilepsyscotland.org.uk if you wish to be contacted if a support group starts in your area, or if you are interested in starting a group yourself

Fife

The Kirkcaldy support group meets on the last Saturday of each month 10am – 12pm at the Hayfield Clinic, Dunnikier Road, Kirkcaldy, KY2 5AD. Anyone from Fife is welcome to attend the meetings.  For more information contact Gordon Craven on 01592 569924 or 07766 128042.

If you cannot make it to the support group, Gaye Kelly (the epilepsy fieldworker) may be able to help. Cotact her on 01592 655 005 or email gaye.kelly@quarriers.org.uk

Forth Valley

Epilepsy Connections offer support groups in various locations in the Forth Valley area covering Stirling, Falkirk, Alloa and Calander.

For more details, please contact 0141-2484125 or email info@epilpesyconnections.org.uk

Grampian

Quarriers’ epilepsy fieldworkers hold various support groups in the Grampian area. They generally meet once a month.

Parent support group - Stonehaven covering Aberdeenshire/Aberdeen area.  For all parents with children with epilepsy.  Venue: Belvedere  Hotel, 41 Evan Street, Stonehaven, AB39 2ET.
Any parent is most welcome and can call Cheryl on 07951 606 685 or Lorraine on 01358 721 234 for more information.

Banff - North East Epilepsy Support Group. Meet on the last Tuesday of each month at Harvest Centre, Castle Street, Banff at 6.30 pm. Contact: Gary McGregor 01261 843 823

Buckie - Buckie Epilepsy Support Group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6.30 - 8pm at the Riverside Christian Church, 24 East Church Street, Buckie Contact: Tara Engelmann 01309 675 900

Elgin - Moray Epilepsy Support Group meets on the first Thursday of each month. From 7.30 – 9pm at the Moray Resource Centre, Elgin. They do not meet in July and August Contact: James Wilson 07720 303 932

Inverurie - The group usually meet on the first Monday of every month at Hopeville Social Club, 34 Harlaw Road, Inverurie. AB51 4SR. Contact Lorraine McNab (Epilepsy Field Worker) for more information.  Call: 01358 721234 or 07947634390 or email: lorraine.mcnab@quarriers.org.uk

Peterhead - Buchan Epilepsy Social and Support Group meet on the first Wednesday of each month 2-4 pm at the Rescue Hall, Prince Street, Peterhead. Contact: Tristan Hughes 07811 337 286, tristan.hughes@quarriers.org.uk

Ellon - Epilepsy support group meets 7 – 9 pm on the last Monday of each month at 48A Bridge Street, Ellon. For further details contact: Lorraine McNab on 07947 634 390 or 01358 721 234

Greater Glasgow & Clyde

The 'Epilepsy Support Hub' meet in Glasgow on the first and third Thursday of the month, from 12pm to 2pm, at the Young Enterprise Centre, 40 Wellington Street, Glasgow.  For more information please call 0141 202 0650.

Epilepsy Connections have social activity groups for both adults and children with epilepsy in Glasgow.  Please phone 0141 248 4125 or email info@epilepsyconnections.org.uk for more information. http://www.epilepsyconnections.org.uk/

There is also a support group based in Alexandria, Dumbartonshire. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month from 10 to 12am in the Carman Centre, Main St, Renton. All are welcome.   For more information, please contact Jonn Heaney on 01389 606090.

If you are interested in attending a support group in the Inverclyde area, please contact Isobel Kerr on 01475 728 628 who is currently gauging interest in such a group.

Highland

The Epilepsy Scottish Highlands (and North of Scotland) group are a successful closed facebook group  with currently over 400 members.   Face to face meetings are also organised from time to time in different towns and locations across the Highlands and these are advertised on the facebook page.  To find out more about joining and the group's various activities text Marc Hoskins-Shimmin on 07925 305274 who will phone you back.  

A new informal group has set up in the Oban area.  If you want to attend this group, please contact Emily at epilepsyoban@gmail.com .

There is also an Epilepsy specialist nurse who may be able to offer help and is based in Inverness. Please contact June Blake for more information on 01463 241156.

Lanarkshire

Lanarkshire Epilepsy Support Group provide a support network for people with epilepsy, their families, friends and carers. Meetings usually have a visiting speaker covering a variety of topics. For more information please call Helen MacDonald on 07879 363846 or email helenmacd.les@talktalk.net.

Lothian

Our Edinburgh office, based at Orchard Brae House, Queensferry Road, Edinburgh, runs a support group for adults, as well as a parents support group and youth groups. For more information on these, please contact Michael Adair on 0131 226 5458 or email madair@epilepsyscotland.org.uk

Shetland

There is currently a support group running in Shetland for young people and adults. Please contact Robert Scougal 07717 287 104 or Karen Ridland 07900 800 992 or email esgs@holmail.co.uk for more information.

Borders

There are currently no support groups in this area. Please telephone us on 0141 427 4911 or email enquiries@epilepsyscotland.org.uk if you wish to be contacted if a support group starts in your area, or if you are interested in starting a group yourself.

Orkney

There are currently no support groups in this area. Please telephone us on 0141 427 4911 or email enquiries@epilepsyscotland.org.uk if you wish to be contacted if a support group starts in your area, or if you are interested in starting a group yourself.

Tayside

There are currently no support groups in this area. Please telephone us on 0141 427 4911 or email enquiries@epilepsyscotland.org.uk if you wish to be contacted if a support group starts in your area, or if you are interested in starting a group yourself.

Western Isles

There are currently no support groups in this area. Please telephone us on 0141 427 4911 or email enquiries@epilepsyscotland.org.uk if you wish to be contacted if a support group starts in your area, or if you are interested in starting a group yourself.