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.


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.

Buddy volunteers

Importance of our buddy volunteers

  Our Wellbeing Manager, Vicki Burns looks at the importance of our buddy volunteers who play an essential role in our breathing & relaxation and support groups.


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.

Low mood

Epilepsy and low mood

  Our Wellbeing Worker, Bruce Shiell looks at epilepsy and low mood and ways in which you can change how you think and feel.


How I try and improve my memory

  Epilepsy Scotland’s volunteer, Alan McMaster shares how a combination of epilepsy and a brain haemorrhage has affected his memory.


My experience of living with epilepsy

  Helenann Murray was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2016. Helenann’s partner and her middle child also have epilepsy. Below Helenann shares her experiences and the challenges she and her family have faced.  

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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


Benefits that you may be entitled to

  We know many people have money worries at the moment. Therefore, it is important for you to understand the benefits that you might be eligible for. We have summarised how to access some benefits. Additionally, we have outlined changes that you might be able to expect if you are currently receiving benefits.


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 and family

Living with epilepsy and having a family

  Recently Stacey and her partner Ryan had their second child, a happy healthy little boy. They were eager to share their experiences to help other people with epilepsy who are thinking of starting a family.

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.


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.

Talk Epilepsy

My experience of growing up with epilepsy

  Ashleigh was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was just 11 months old. Thanks to surgery, Ashleigh hasn’t had a seizure since March 2018. Below she shares her experiences growing up with epilepsy.  

seizure triggers

12 most common seizure triggers

  Our Helpline & Information Officer, Uschi Stickroth looks at 12 common seizure triggers and how you can help control them.

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.