Travelling abroad

Travelling abroad living with epilepsy

  Stuart Macgee, Helpline & Information Officer at Epilepsy Scotland provides a few things people living with epilepsy should consider when travelling abroad.

Mental health for children living with epilepsy

  Last week, we discussed the problem of mental health in children who have epilepsy. We noted the significantly higher rates of mental health problems in children with epilepsy and how it is currently under diagnosed and not recognised. NHS Lothian has developed and piloted an effective screening method.

Mental Health

The Scottish Budget – Mental Health

  In December 2018, the Scottish Budget was announced. This decided Scottish Government spending for 2019/2020. We noticed that in the budget mental health received a significant amount of attention – something which we fully support.

Epilepsy Scotland

Exciting times for Epilepsy Scotland

  Our Chief Executive, Lesslie Young shares some of the exciting advances, achievements and developments within Epilepsy Scotland so far this year.

Staying safe with epilepsy

Staying safe with epilepsy guide

  Uschi Stickroth, Helpline & Information Officer at Epilepsy Scotland explains how our revised Staying safe with epilepsy guide can help identify and minimise possible risks.

Kimberley Burns

Volunteer Focus: Kimberley Burns

  Kimberley Burns has been volunteering with Epilepsy Scotland for the past couple of months and has been involved in helping out with collections and events. This week is National Volunteers Week and below Kimberley explains why she got involved with Epilepsy Scotland and why others should think about volunteering as well.

Neurological Action Plan

First Neurological Action Plan developed

  The Scottish Government have developed the first Neurological Action Plan. This is a significant step forward in improving how people with neurological conditions are cared for. Also, after consulting people with neurological conditions, clinicians and third sector organisations, the Government came up with five aims and seventeen commitments.

Studying abroad

My experience of studying abroad with epilepsy

  Our #TalkEpilepsy campaign aims to encourage people living with epilepsy to share their experiences. University student, Milo Trainor Moss shares his experiences of studying abroad with epilepsy and having seizures while travelling overseas.

Tom Davies

Tom Davies shares his epilepsy story

  As part of our #TalkEpilepsy campaign we are encouraging people living with epilepsy to share their experiences to help fight the stigma and show that epilepsy is more than just seizures. Long-time supporter of Epilepsy Scotland, Tom Davies shares his experiences of being diagnosed with epilepsy when he was 15 years old.  

Talk Epilepsy

Lets Talk Epilepsy

  We are launching a national campaign during National Epilepsy Week, which aims to highlight the dangers of having a seizure and encourage the general public to learn basic first aid tips to help people with epilepsy.

Welfare Rights

Benefits system for people living with epilepsy podcast

Epilepsy Scotland’s first ever podcast focuses on the most frequently asked questions that come through our Helpline & Information service regarding the benefits system for people living with epilepsy. One of our Welfare Rights Officers, Tracey Millar answers questions regarding Personal Independence Payment and Employment Support Allowance and much more.

Christmas Snowman

Christmas Card Competition 2018

  Christmas is nearly here, and we are launching our Christmas card competition! We have two categories; under 12s and 12 and over.


Brexit – Medication Update

Epilepsy Scotland, along with several other charities, met with the Scottish Government’s Head of Medicine Policy and Principal Pharmaceutical Officer to go over plans to ensure the supply of medications in the event of a no deal Brexit.