Some of Epilepsy Futures Group 4 travelled through to Edinburgh on the afternoon of 8th October, to attend the Self- Management Awards ceremony at the Scottish Parliament. We had some lunch at a lovely Swedish bar near to the event venue, and arrived in time for people to have a look around the foyer … Continue reading Thanks for voting!
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!
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
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”
Caitlin and her poem This week we have been finishing off the all too brief run of sessions facilitated by our friends Erin and Emma from "Write to Recovery" On Wednesday the session focused on vulnerability. To spark discussion we watched a video of a TED Talk by Brene Brown, which you can see here … Continue reading “The Power of Vulnerability”
The Future, by Caitlin McG Epilepsy Future's strap line is "an opportunity to see life differently", and we chose it to capture what we hoped would be the experience of anyone taking part. Our participants usually join us at a point in time where they are struggling with having no sense of direction, routine … Continue reading As you think, so you become…
On Thursday 4th July Erin from Write to Recovery joined the group for the first of five sessions this month. In their own words "Write to Recovery" say the following about the process they use with community groups around Scotland. Write Your Way to Recovery Everyone has a story. Writing it down can help you in … Continue reading “Surviving & Recovery”