Supporting people with epilepsy
Between 2000 and 3500 people in Scotland are diagnosed with epilepsy each year
SIGN Guidelines 143: Diagnosis and management of epilepsy in adults, 2015.
What We Do
Epilepsy Connections provides services that support people with epilepsy, their family, friends and carers, as well as the professionals working with them in the Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Forth Valley, and Ayrshire and Arran health board areas.
Our vision: we want everyone affected by epilepsy to have the support, resilience and respect they need to live life to the full.
Our mission: we walk alongside people affected by epilepsy, providing vital support and encouragement so that they can live well and have their voices heard.
50% of people with epilepsy feel stigmatised by their condition
Who we are
Epilepsy Connections was set up in April 2000 by a small group of enthusiastic and likeminded people who saw the need for an organisation committed to supporting people with epilepsy and their families and carers, and to raising awareness about epilepsy and its impact.
We began in Glasgow and over time have grown and extended our reach to Greater Glasgow and Clyde, Forth Valley, and Ayrshire and Arran.
Our purpose is to help people affected by epilepsy to develop resilience and independence so that they can take charge of their condition and live their lives fully.
There are a number of ways to get involved and support people with epilepsy. Check out our recent vacancies or find out more about our volunteer befriending service.