Employment

Employment – a consistent barrier for people with epilepsy

  Our Chief Executive, Lesslie Young looks at how gaining employment is a consistent barrier for people living with epilepsy and how Epilepsy Scotland will continue to do everything we can to ensure people with epilepsy are never held back by their condition when trying to reach their full potential.


First aid

First aid for tonic-clonic and absence seizures

  Our Helpline & Information Officer, Stuart Macgee will be looking at first aid for seizures as part of a new blog series. Part one looks at first aid for tonic-clonic and absence seizures.


Volunteers

Thank you to our amazing volunteers

  Our Chief Executive, Lesslie Young highlights the importance of our amazing volunteers who make a huge difference in so many areas of Epilepsy Scotland’s work.


Volunteer

Why I volunteer for Epilepsy Scotland

  This week is Volunteers Week and we are sharing some stories of people who volunteer for Epilepsy Scotland. Today board member Ross Bennet shares how he became involved with Epilepsy Scotland and what he has gained from volunteering.


COVID19 report

Epilepsy and COVID19 report

  Our Policy & Campaigns Officer, Rona Johnson provides results to our survey looking at how COVID19 has impacted people with epilepsy.


Staying safe with epilepsy

Staying safe with epilepsy

  Our Helpline & Information Officer, Stuart Macgee looks at ways you can stay safe whilst living with epilepsy and still be able to do the things you love and have independence.


Young people

Epilepsy Scotland’s Youth Group service

  Our Youth Development Worker, Shelby Johnston looks at how Epilepsy Scotland’s Youth Groups continue to support young people during the Coronavirus pandemic.


COVID19

Update from CEO, Lesslie Young

  Our Chief Executive, Lesslie Young looks at how the coronavirus pandemic has brought the importance of charities into focus and how our work is #NeverMoreNeeded.


Helping young people during COVID19

  Our Youth Development Workers Kirstyn Cameron and Shelby Johnson looks at the importance for young people to have positive connections during this lockdown period.


Fundraising

Update from Chief Executive, Lesslie Young

  Our Chief Executive, Lesslie Young looks at the disappointing response from the Institute of Fundraising to the COVID19 crisis when Epilepsy Scotland needed them most.


Covid19

Protecting yourself from increased seizures

  Our Helpline & Information Officer, Stuart Macgee looks at ways to protect yourself from increased seizures during this period of lockdown and if you are showing symptoms of COVID19.


COVID19

Update from Chief Executive, Lesslie Young

  In our fourth week of lockdown we are now settled into our new living and working environments, despite the challenges this brings us as individuals, families, organisations and of course people living with epilepsy.


Coronavirus

Explaining Coronavirus to young people

  Our Youth Development Worker, Kirstyn Cameron looks at how to explain Coronavirus to young people and how to help them cope during this difficult time.


COVID19

Coronavirus Bill – an update from Lesslie Young, Chief Executive

  There is much in the news just now about information and misinformation. At a time when truth, accuracy and transparency are vital, Epilepsy Scotland is working to provide you with the information needed to help us all through this incredibly difficult situation.


COVID19

Statement from Epilepsy Scotland Chief Executive, Lesslie Young

  We continue to live and work in a time of great uncertainty. We continue to adapt to new regulations, new ways of working and the impact all this has on our day to day lives. Despite all this, Epilepsy Scotland continues to provide our vital services and those very services are needed now more … Continued


COVID19

An update from Lesslie Young, Chief Executive

  I hope you are all well and coping with the very different way of life due to the coronavirus outbreak. Everyone at Epilepsy Scotland appreciates this a period of great uncertainty. This may lead to some people experiencing more seizures than normal, feeling anxious or stressed.


Epilepsy for employers

Our new Epilepsy for Employers course

  Our Training Manager, Nicola Milne provides information on our new Epilepsy for Employers course designed for managers, HR Personnel and people supporting someone with epilepsy in the workplace.


Covid19

Neurological Care and Support in Scotland

  In 2019, the Scottish Government consulted on Scotland’s first Neurological Action Plan. Several organisations and individuals, including Epilepsy Scotland, contributed to the consultation. This was done to ensure that any commitments made addressed issues that people with neurological conditions face.


Epilepsy Friendly Award

Make your business Epilepsy Friendly

  Nicola Milne, Training Manager at Epilepsy Scotland looks at how our Epilepsy Friendly Award helps educate businesses and their employees to be more aware of epilepsy.


Epilepsy and the justice system

  Our Chief Executive, Lesslie Young explains the work Epilepsy Scotland is doing to help people working in the justice system understand epilepsy. Also, it’s impact and how some behaviour can be easily misinterpreted.   


Trustees

Trustees Week: Why I became a trustee

  This week is Trustees’ Week and we felt it was a great opportunity to get to know our trustees and also why they joined Epilepsy Scotland. Below Kevin Roger who is the new chairperson of our board explains why he joined as a trustee.


Trustees week

Trustees Week: Why I became a trustee

  This week is Trustees’ Week and we are sharing some stories of why our trustees joined Epilepsy Scotland. Below Lesley Carruthers shares her trustee story.  


Depression

Identifying depression in young people

  Bruce Shiell, Wellbeing Worker at Epilepsy Scotland looks at how being diagnosed with epilepsy can affect self-esteem for many children and how parents can identify signs of depression.


Brexit

Brexit update – Supply of medicines

  Epilepsy Scotland, along with several other charities, met with the Scottish Government’s Principal Pharmaceutical Officer and Head of Medicines Policy earlier this year. This was to discuss the continued supply of medicines in the event of a no-deal Brexit.