Youth project - Epilepsy Scotland

 

Epilepsy can be tough on children and young people.  Connecting with others who also have epilepsy can make a young person feel less alone and may help overcome isolation, low confidence and low self-esteem.

If your child is aged 11-20, they are welcome to join our Edinburgh or Glasgow based youth groups.  We organise regular social activities and go on various trips together, including our annual summer camp.

Attending our youth group can be life changing:

“The youth group means the world to me. If it was not for the youth group then I wouldn’t have somewhere where I can be myself and not worry about getting bullied.  The youth group is somewhere where I feel safe and secure where I can go if I have something on my mind.”

Our experienced youth workers can also provide one to one support to a child or young person.

 

COVID19

We have had to adapt our youth work service because of the COVID19 outbreak but we are still able to offer support to young people with epilepsy and we would be delighted to see you at one of our online youth groups were we’ve managed quizzes, cooking, scavenger hunts and loads more.

“Epilepsy Scotland has helped me at this time because I look forward to the Zoom chats and it’s a lot of fun. We do different things each day and it’s good to talk to everyone and I always feel good after and during it. The youth workers have been very good at keeping us occupied and having fun ideas too.”

For more information on activities and how to join our Edinburgh Youth Group, please contact Kirstyn at kcameron@epilepsyscotland.org.uk or phone her on 0131 659 4730.

To find out more and to join our Glasgow Youth Group, please contact Shelby at sjohnston@epilepsyscotland.org.uk or phone her on 0141 427 4911.