Other youth services
1:1 support meetings
Our Epilepsy Scotland Youth Workers can offer one to one support to a young person and discuss how their epilepsy affects their life. The conversation is directed by the young person and will be different for every person. This could include their epilepsy, medication, friendships, school, memory, sleep and independence. The length and frequency of meetings are dictated by the person’s need and can be done face to face, video meetings or phone calls depending on location and preference.
A fun letter sent monthly to a child or young person of any age in Scotland with epilepsy. A letter contains different themed activities to do at home along with some helpful resources for those with epilepsy.
A group of 16+yr olds who are keen to raise their voice about epilepsy. They are a dedicated team of volunteers who work on different projects which they think are important. Actions may involve input in our youth groups, influencing decisions within the organisation and developing information for the wider public. Meetings take place virtually on a monthly basis – day/ times changeable.
Primary School Epilepsy Awareness Talks
Our Youth Workers deliver assembly talks and workshops to primary schools within Scotland about epilepsy. Workshops are aimed for P6 and P7 classes and can be adapted for younger year groups. Talks can take place within school or virtually depending on the location. Assembly talks are 15 minutes and workshops can last 1.5hrs, but both can be altered to suit the needs of you and your school.
For more information on the youth service activities and how to join, contact Kirstyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or Shelby email@example.com . Kirstyn runs the Edinburgh group and Shelby the Glasgow group, both can answer any queries about the virtual groups.
With very little statutory funding, we rely on donations to enable us to continue our vital work. Every donation helps to ensure our services continue.