“Why do I say yes, when I mean no?”

  Here in Glasgow, February has been a wet and stormy month, with very little brightness to raise spirits. However, a weekly ray of sunshine was our Thursday sessions with Sharon from Joy Works. Group 5 and and two of their mentors ( Jessica & Paul) had the chance to relax, play some fun games and … Continue reading “Why do I say yes, when I mean no?”

Information Session – 19th February

  The last group of the current Epilepsy Futures self management programme starts in May this year. We are having an "Information Session" for people who might be interested in joining Group 6.   Wednesday 19th February, from 1 - 3pm Epilepsy Connections Offices (Glasgow City Centre)   This will be a chance to meet … Continue reading Information Session – 19th February

Overcoming fear & anxiety- How do we survive and thrive?

    This week Group 5 reach the end of their art sessions at Project Ability. Despite the initial thoughts of "I can't draw" or "My teacher at school laughed at my work, "everyone has really enjoyed the experience, even if they've pushed outside their comfort zones. Though this block of eight sessions is ending, … Continue reading Overcoming fear & anxiety- How do we survive and thrive?

Don’t create a drama out of a crisis!

Photos courtesy of Sharon Miller, Joyworks Group 4 have just finished a series of sessions with Sharon Miller of Joy Works Using drama techniques, Sharon has helped the group think about scenarios when they find it hard to express their own views in an assertive manner, using phrases such as; "I want ..." "I feel ..." … Continue reading Don’t create a drama out of a crisis!

Self Management Awards 2019 – Project of the Year

  Vote for Epilepsy Futures here   Epilepsy Futures has once again been shortlisted by the Health and Social Care Alliance in their annual celebration of work carried out round Scotland to promote self-management. As our recent  independent evaluation has demonstrated, Epilepsy Futures really does lead to change for the participants. We have been honoured to co … Continue reading Self Management Awards 2019 – Project of the Year

“An opportunity to see life differently – Evaluation of Epilepsy Futures”

  Epilepsy Futures is now two thirds of the way through its 3 years funding from the National Lottery Community Fund, and we were very keen to use some of our budget under spend to commission an evaluation report of the first 3 groups of participants. We wanted to capture the experiences of the participants … Continue reading “An opportunity to see life differently – Evaluation of Epilepsy Futures”