Man sleeping

Recovering from a seizure

  Our Helpline & Information Officer, Stuart Macgee, looks at some of the more common and lesser-known experiences after a seizure.


Man feeling sad

Men’s Health Week: Men and epilepsy

  This week is Men’s Health Week. Our Helpline & Information Officer, Stuart Macgee looks at some of the issues frequently mentioned to us by men who are living with epilepsy or been newly diagnosed.


Volunteer

Volunteers Week: How I got involved with Epilepsy Scotland

  This week is Volunteers Week! All week, we will be talking to some of our fantastic volunteers asking them why they became a volunteer and what benefits they get from volunteering with Epilepsy Scotland. Today, Louise shares why she became a volunteer.


Seven summit

Why I have signed up to the Seven Summits Challenge

  Our Seven Summits Challenge takes place on Saturday 17 July. We have a great team of walkers signed up! This is the perfect urban challenge. You will discover hidden routes through Scotland’s beautiful capital city, enjoy views from seven of it’s surrounding hills including an extinct volcano!


Epilepsy

Free Let’s Talk Epilepsy session

  Join our training manager for an informal look at epilepsy. The group will start by identifying what topics would be of interest and there will be plenty opportunity to ask questions and share experiences.


Parents

Epilepsy: Impact on family life

  Our Helpline & Information Officer, Stuart Macgee, provides information to help parents deal with their child’s diagnosis of epilepsy.


Epilepsy Scotland

We are here for everyone affected by epilepsy

  Lesslie Young, Chief Executive at Epilepsy Scotland looks at the huge variety of reasons people contact Epilepsy Scotland. She also reminds you we are here for everyone affected by the condition, for whatever reason you need us.


Epilepsy

Don’t let epilepsy rule your life

  George was diagnosed with epilepsy 32 years ago. Here he shares how he felt when he was first diagnosed and what he would say to someone who was newly diagnosed.


Epilepsy

Epilepsy is more than seizures

  Cath was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 49. Here she shares how she felt when she was diagnosed and the challenges she has faced.


Social care

Beyond COVID: The social care crisis

  Our Chief Executive, Lesslie Young, looks at how the new Scottish Government must respond to the crisis in social care, which has been brought into sharper light by the pandemic and create a National Care Service.


Epilepsy

Growing up whilst living with epilepsy

  Holly was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was just seven years old and has been living with epilepsy for 14 years. Here Holly shares her experiences of living with the condition.


Trustees

Joining Epilepsy Scotland as a trustee

  Epilepsy Scotland board member, Celia Brand, explains why she joined Epilepsy Scotland as a trustee and what she would say to someone who is looking to become a trustee.


Seizures

Seizures explained: Generalised seizures

  We continue our blog series looking at the different types of seizures. In this second part, our Helpline and Information Officer, Uschi Stickroth, focuses on generalised seizures. 


Purple Day

Purple Day founder: Cassidy Megan

  Today, 26 March is Purple Day! Cassidy Megan created Purple Day when she was just eight years old to help raise awareness of epilepsy. Here she tells us of her experiences of living with epilepsy and her future plans for Purple Day in the years to come.


Clothing

Raising money through own clothing brand

  Charlotte launched her own clothing brand earlier this year and let us know she would like to donate 50% of her profits to Epilepsy Scotland each month. We are delighted to have her support and here you can read about the journey she has been on to get to this point in her career!


Epilepsy

Being recently diagnosed with epilepsy

  Kevin has been recently diagnosed with epilepsy. Here he shares how he felt, the type of seizures he has and what he would say to someone who has also been recently diagnosed.


Purple Day

Fundraising focus: Raising awareness for Purple Day

  Our fantastic supporter, Ben, is helping raise awareness of epilepsy on Purple Day by getting 100 people to join him for two hours of body combat. Here he explains why he is raising awareness and raising money for Epilepsy Scotland.


COVID

“Because of Covid”

  Our Chief Executive Lesslie Young looks at the numerous ways the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic affects those with disabilities and life-long conditions including epilepsy.


Fundraising

Fundraising focus: Raising money via online raffles

  Fundraising has changed dramatically over the last year and we are forever thankful to each and every one of our supporters who are constantly thinking of new ways to raise funds and awareness. This week, we speak to Naomi who has been busy organising online raffles with a group of her friends.


Epilepsy

My story of riding the waves of epilepsy

  Amy was diagnosed with epilepsy at a young age. Thankfully she has now gone a full year without having a seizure. Here Amy shares her story, the challenges she has faced and how she overcome them.


Pregnancy

Fundraiser Focus: My walking challenge

  Lauren is currently walking 500,000 steps in 56 days whilst in her third trimester of pregnancy. Here she shares why she is taking on this challenge and raising money for Epilepsy Scotland.


Purple Day

My Purple Day Challenge

  We had a chat with our volunteer Dave to find out what his plans for Purple Day are and why he supports Epilepsy Scotland. If you would like to sponsor Dave in his challenge you can here. 


Epilepsy

My experiences of living with epilepsy

  Vicki has been living with epilepsy for around 22 years. Here she shares her experiences of being diagnosed at a young age, the challenges she has faced and how she has overcome them.


Focal aware seizures

Seizures explained: Focal seizures

  Over the next few weeks, we will be looking at the different types of seizures. In this first part, our Helpline and Information Officer, Stuart Macgee looks at seizures which only affect one part of the brain. These are known as focal seizures, also known as partial seizures.


epilepsy

My story of living with epilepsy

  Ryan was diagnosed with epilepsy 20 years ago aged just 12. Here he shares his experiences of growing up with epilepsy, challenges he has faced and what advice he would give to someone newly diagnosed.


Check-in service

Growing up whilst living with epilepsy

  Elle began having seizures during her childhood. Here she shares her experiences and how she wants to encourage people to not feel ashamed of having epilepsy.


Disability

The irreversible damage of decades of inaction

  Our Chief Executive, Lesslie Young looks at how the impact of the pandemic on children and young adults who live with disadvantage and disability every day may be irreparable.


Mental health

Children, epilepsy and mental health

  On Children’s Mental Health Week, our Helpline and Information Officer, Stuart Macgee looks at identifying depression in children and young people and the possible causes.


Support

Supporting you during COVID-19 pandemic

  It is normal to feel anxious, sad or depressed during these difficult times. However, there is support out there to help you get through it. Our Wellbeing Manager, Vicki Burns provides information on how we can support you.


100 mile challenge

Why I am doing the 100 Mile Challenge

  Our 100 Mile Challenge is off to a great start with lots of our supporters signing up. We had a chat with Rihannon who explained what this challenge means to her.