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?”
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
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?
Canvas bags hand painted by Group 5 and Peer Mentors Tomorrow is the end of Week 5 for Group 5 of Epilepsy Connections. We will return in the New Year on 7th January with blocks of sessions designed to spot negative thinking patterns and discussing ways in which we live … Continue reading Merry Christmas to our readers!
Group 5 embarked on their "Epilepsy Futures" journey on 12th November, and will be together for five weeks before Christmas. This five week period includes a visit to the City of Glasgow College to speak with the Learning Support staff, a Memory workshop Resilience workshop (part one) Epilepsy Awareness an introduction to meditation … Continue reading Welcome Group 5
On 23rd October Group 4 had their graduation event. They invited the peer mentors to join them in celebrating their time with us. A couple of people brought relatives to see them graduate, and it was a positive though emotional experience for everyone. Our original peer mentors (Linda Hamilton, Sharon Cairney, Shoaib Chaudhry and Steven … Continue reading Goodbye Group 4!
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”