Support groups - Epilepsy Scotland

Joining a support group can be a great way to meet and get to know other people affected by epilepsy in your area. Knowing you are not alone can often be a source of comfort and help.

Support groups can offer different kinds of support. Some groups simply provide a space to meet up over a cuppa for a chat, others may arrange more organised social outings and activities, or even invite speakers to the group.

We can also help you set up a group. We have put together some do’s and dont’s, have a look at our support group pack.

Other support groups in your area

Most support groups are set up and run by individuals or epilepsy fieldworkers, which are not connected to Epilepsy Scotland. We try and keep an up to date list of all these support groups so that we can pass details on to you. To find out if there is an epilepsy support group in your area, contact our helpline on 0808 800 2200.

Wanting to start a support group?

If you intend to set up a support group, or have just started one, please let us have details of where you meet, how often, and who to contact. We can help you promote your group on social media and also provide you with information leaflets for your group.

We can also help you set up a group. We have put together some do’s and don’ts, have a look at our information leaflet for more information.

We always love to hear from you, so if you want to discuss an idea you have about setting up a group contact us on our helpline 0808 800 220 or email David at dcoates@epilepsyscotland.org.uk.