Wellbeing service - Epilepsy Scotland

If you are struggling with your epilepsy, feel anxious, stressed or isolated, this Glasgow based service might be for you.

A diagnosis of epilepsy can touch on so many aspects of a person’s life such as affecting confidence and self-esteem, as well as job, social life, leisure activities, driving, and independence. These sudden changes to a person’s life may lead to increased stress and anxiety.

This service is helping you understand the link between stress and seizures, and will give you the tools to address these underlying issues which often go hand in hand with epilepsy, potentially leading to an improvement in seizure control.

Our Wellbeing service is a holistic service which offers

  • 1:1 support sessions
  • breathing and relaxation classes
  • access to professional counselling
  • as well as seminars on specific subjects such as memory, diet and lifestyle

 

Wellbeing service during COVID19 outbreak

We are aware that COVID19 has had a major impact on people with epilepsy’s emotional wellbeing and have adapted our service to provide the majority of our services by telephone or digitally including;

  • 1:1 support sessions (telephone or zoom)
  • breathing and relaxation classes (zoom and recorded practices which we have shared across social media)
  •  professional counselling (telephone or zoom)
  • epilepsy support group (zoom)

“I found friendship and relationships hard because of my epilepsy. I didn’t think it was possible, I thought I had too much baggage for people to take on. After coming here and meeting people and gaining confidence I realised that it is possible and I have met so many friends who get it.”

“I use some of the breathing and relaxation techniques when I think I might have a seizure. I have stopped a seizure developing, well, I don’t know, I think I was going to have a seizure, I had that feeling. I relaxed. I did the breathing and it didn’t happen. Maybe I did stop the seizure.”

This is a free service, and open to anyone who can travel to our Glasgow office. For more information, please contact Bruce or Viola at wellbeing@epilepsyscotland.org.uk or telephone 0141 427 4911.