Welcome to our occasional blog, where we will share some of the experiences and thoughts of people taking part in our exciting “Epilepsy Futures” project.

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Our first group started in early November and I think its fair to say that most people were very nervous on that first morning, and many had never really spent any time with other people who have epilepsy.

The first month has been an extended induction phase, to help the group bond. It has been a joy to see people relax, bond and share, learning from each other, trying new activities and supporting each other.

Workshops in this period have included

  • “Thinking about what works for us as individuals”
  • “How to challenge negative thinking”
  • “Mindfulness”
  • “What self-management would mean to me”

 

In addition, the group has had the chance to explore community-based activities including

  • A trip to the Kelvin Hall gym and Museum space
  • Attending Glasgow Disability Alliances’ “Learning Festival”
  • An information session at Volunteer Glasgow
  • A creative workshop at Project Ability
  • And a trip to see round City College Glasgow

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Epilepsy Futures, Glasgow City Chambers Tour – 5th December 2017

As we now move towards the Christmas holidays, it’s apparent how much confidence levels have grown, and some participants have already identified activities they wish to get involved with in the New Year, including undertaking training with the Citizens Advice Bureau.