If you are struggling with your epilepsy, feel anxious, stressed, or isolated, this 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
  • peer support groups
  • access to professional counselling
  • opportunities to volunteer
  • as well as access to information on specific subjects such as memory, diet, and lifestyle

Our model of delivery

COVID19 had a major impact on people with epilepsy’s emotional wellbeing and we quickly adapted our service to provide our services by telephone or digitally. This was so well received that we continue to offer these, so if you live outwith the Glasgow area, or getting to our Govan Road building is difficult, you can still access the services above by phone or video call.

This is a free service, and open to anyone with a diagnosis of epilepsy. If you would like to know more contact our wellbeing team on wellbeing@epilepsyscotland.org.uk or telephone 0141 427 4911.

“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’m so glad I got involved with the service. I’m sleeping better than I have in the last ten years, my mood has improved, and I’ve noticed a reduction in my seizure activity.”


The Epilepsy Scotland Lothian Wellbeing Service (April 2022-March 2023)

The overall aim of the Epilepsy Scotland Lothian Wellbeing Service was to improve the wellbeing for people with epilepsy and their families.

By widening the geographical area that this established wellbeing service can serve and increasing the number of people the service can support, the service works toward the overall neurological framework vision that ‘Everyone with a neurological condition will be able to access the care and support they need to live well, on their own terms.

This project was kindly funded by the Scottish Government Neurological care and support: framework for action 2020-2025

You can read the report by clicking here.

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