Events in Glasgow

Workshops:

Epilepsy Awareness

Thursday 18th January, 10.30am – 1.30pm

Participants will gain essential information regarding:

  • what epilepsy is
  • causes of epilepsy
  • seizure types
  • treatment of epilepsy
  • psychosocial impact of epilepsy
  • what to do when someone has a seizure

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

 

Heartstart (First Aid) Training

Thursday 1st February, 10.30am – 1.30pm

This course aims to train participants in basic first aid practice. Participants will gain an understanding of treating casualties with the first aid issues listed below:

  • bleeding
  • choking
  • shock
  • heart attack
  • non breathing casualty
  • breathing casualty

Memory Session

Tuesday 20th February, 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 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 or by email at info@epilepsyconnections.org.uk if you wish to attend or would like further information.

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.

 

Events in Forth Valley

For further information about any events in Forth Valley or to book a place, please contact Gill or Ewan at 01324.673.750

Information and Support Groups in Falkirk:

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

Wednesday 10th January, 10am – 12noon

Wednesday 7th March, 10am – 12noon

 

First Clacks FC Group meeting

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

Information and Support Groups in Sauchie:

Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre, Hallpark Road, Sauchie

Wednesday 24th January, 10am – 12noon in the Health Room

Wednesday 21st March, 10am – 12noon in the Group Room

 

Friends Connected – Forth Valley

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.

Falkirk – Wednesday 14th February

Alloa – Thursday 22nd February

Venues and times still to be confirmed.

 

Events in Ayrshire & Arran:

For further information on any events in Ayrshire & Arran, please contact Jim Thompson at 07585.570.466 or by email at jthompson@epilepsyconnections.org.uk

 

Ayrshire Epilepsy Support Group

Fullarton Connexions Church, Irvine

Thursday 25th January, 5-7pm

Thursday 1st March, 5-7pm

 

Young Person’s Group

Fullarton Connexions Church, Irvine

Thursday 15th February, 5:30-7:30pm

Thursday 19th April, 5:30-7:30pm