EVENTS RUNNING IN GLASGOW

 

Equality & Diversity Training Session

Wednesday 6th September, 10.30am – 3.30pm

 

For course content and outcomes, please click here.

 

Strategies on Stress (S.O.S.)

Thursday 14th September, 10.30am – 1.30pm

  • Explore: Stress – signs and symptoms
  • Discuss: Physical and emotional health
  • Identify: Own stress triggers and how to reduce stress
  • Building: Own strengths and positive thinking
  • Guided relaxation and Mindfullness

 

Epilepsy Awareness Session

Thursday 12th October, 10.30am – 1.30pm

 

This session is open to paying customers at a cast of £40.00 per person. However, it is free of charge to people with epilepsy, family members and unpaid carers.

 

Heartstart (First Aid) Session

Thursday 19th October, 10.30am – 1.30pm

 

The skills of emergency life support (ELS) are simple and can save lives. ELS is a set of actions needed to keep someone alive until professional help arrives.

 

Memory Session

Thursday 16th November, 10.30am – 1.30pm

 

This session can’t cure memory problems, but will help you learn how to make the most of your memory by using practical strategies, techniques and technology.

 

All these courses are free of charge to anyone with epilepsy, their family and unpaid carers.  If you would like to attend, phone the office on 0141.248.4125 to reserve a place.

 

FRIENDS CONNECTED – GLASGOW

 

Our social group in Glasgow for adults continues to meet on the first Tuesday of the month.  Those who wish to take part can meet at Central Station at 12.30pm or go directly to AMF Bowling at Springfield Quay for 1.00pm where there will be a choice of 10 pin bowling, a meal or playing Bingo.  Please note everyone is expected to pay their own expenses.

We welcome new members who wish to meet other people with epilepsy in a fun, social setting.

Please contact Scott on 0141 248 4125 if you would like to attend or if you would like further information, or  contact info@epilepsyconnections.org.uk

 

 

EVENTS RUNNING IN FORTH VALLEY

INFORMATION AND SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS IN FALKIRK:

 

Successful Sleep Strategies

With Morag Fullard (FDAMH)

Wednesday 13th September, 10.00am – 12.00 noon

Room 2, Park Street Community Education Centre, Park Street, Falkirk

Update on Epilepsy Medications

With Darren Wilkinson, Epilepsy Specialist Nurse (NHS)

Wednesday 13th September, 10.00am – 12.00 noon
Room 2, Park Street Community Education Centre, Park Street, Falkirk

 

 

INFORMATION AND SUPPORT GROUP MEETINGS IN SAUCHIE:

 

Successful Sleep Strategies

With Sylvie McCleary (Clacks Integrated Mental Health Service)

Wednesday 27th September, 10.00am – 12.00 noon

Health Education Room, Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre, Hallpark Road, Sauchie

 

Speaker to be advised

Wednesday 22nd November, 10.00am – 12.00 noon

Health Education Room, Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre, Hallpark Road, Sauchie

 

FRIENDS CONNECTED – FALKIRK

Friends Connected Falkirk is a social group for adults with epilepsy which meets every 8 weeks on Tuesdays.

The main aim of the group is to bring people with epilepsy together to get to know each other and enjoy themselves in a social setting.

 

The next Friends Connected – Falkirk event will be held on:

Tuesday 17th October, 12.00 noon

Graeme Hotel, Grahams Road, Falkirk, FK1 1HR

 

Christmas Lunch

*Wednesday 6th December* (not Wednesday 29th November as stated in our printed newsletter)

Venue and times forthcoming

 

FRIENDS CONNECTED – ALLOA

 

The next Friends Connected – Alloa event will be held on:

First Clacks FC Group meeting

1st Gathering of Friends Connected in Clackmannanshire on Wednesday 23 February 2017 – a happy and relaxed occasion

Thursday 26th October, 10.00am

The Bobbing John, 46 Drysdale Street, Alloa, FK10 1JL

 

If you would be interested in attending, would like further information or you are interested in volunteering to support the group, contact Gill Wilson or Ewan Roy at 01324.673750 or send them an e-mail to either: gillwilson@nhs.net  or  ewan.roy@nhs.net

 

 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS RUNNING IN AYRSHIRE & ARRAN

 

Young Person’s Group

Thursday 5th October, 5.30pm – 7:30pm

Thursday 16th November, 5.30-7.30pm

North Ayrshire Carers Centre, 174 High Street, Irvine KA12 8AN

 

The idea for this group came about because younger people wanted to meet and share experiences with their peers – it could be about college, employment, volunteering, social activities, etc. The aim is for the group to set their agenda and give everyone the opportunity to have their say, with support from Jim Thompson and Gareth Davison.

A friend or family member/carer can also come along and have a chat and coffee in another room.

 

Ayrshire Epilepsy Support Group

Thursday 26th October, 5.00pm – 7.00pm

Fullarton Connections Church, Church St, Irvine, North Ayrshire KA12 8PE

with Gareth Davison, Epilepsy Specialist Nurse and Jim Thompson

Jim can be contacted on 07585.570.466 by by email: jthompson@epilepsyconnections.org.uk

 

 

CHILDREN’S EVENTS

 

Epilepsy Connections runs regular events for children with epilepsy giving the whole family the chance to make new friends and take part in fun activities like bowling, indoor climbing and concerts. Thank you to everyone who raises money for the children’s activities, which allows us to provide them free of charge.

 

Places are limited, so if you would like to come along, please ensure you are on our mailing list to receive details of upcoming events.  Call the office on 0141 248 4125 to register.

 

 

THE ALLOTMENT

 

If you wish to come along, contact Scott at the office on 0141.248.4125.