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Social and Leisure Activities for Children and Families

At our last group meeting in February 2017, we were fortunate to have as our guest speaker, Sam Whitmore, from Epilepsy Connections. We heard about the many activities and services that EC offers for people affected by epilepsy in the Glasgow area and in Forth Valley. What

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Support Group Meeting Thursday 23rd February 2017

Our next meeting will be at 6.30pm on Thursday 23rd February, at Hairmyres Hospital. Sam Whitmore will be our guest speaker. Sam is the Training and Development Manager for Epilepsy Connections, and will be talking about Epilepsy Connections’ social and leisure activities for children and families affected

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Family Fun Day Saturday 11th February 2017

Everyone welcome to the Family Fun Day on Saturday 11th February, from 10.30am to 1pm at Bothwell Evangelical Church. Lots of fun activities for children, information about epilepsy, what Lanarkshire Epilepsy Support Group is doing, and…the best cakes and home baking this side of the Clyde! Join

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Support Group Meeting

Thank you to everyone who came along to the meeting yesterday (Thurs 26th Jan 2017). As it was the day after Burns’ Night, it is appropriate to quote from his poem “To a Mouse”: “The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men, Gang aft agley, An lea’e

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Support Group Meeting

The next meeting will be on Thursday 24th November 2016 at 6.30pm. It will be at Wishaw General Hospital, to which everyone is invited. More information about the group meetings can be found on the Lanarkshire Epilepsy Support Group Notice Board Facebook page.

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SUDEP Awareness Day 23rd October 2016

On 23rd October, LESG links with SUDEP Action as part of a global campaign to raise awareness of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. SUDEP is when a person with epilepsy dies suddenly and prematurely with no other cause of death being found. LESG invites people to learn

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International Bureau for Epilepsy Conference

In September, members of the Lanarkshire Epilepsy Support Group attended the International Bureau for Epilepsy 2016 Conference in Prague. It was an opportunity to meet up with other organisations that support people with epilepsy across the world. The programme included interesting sessions by Professor Gus Baker on

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Family Fun Day at Bothwell Evangelical Church

A hugely successful “Family Fun Day”took place in March 2016. Face painting, and arts and crafts activities were popular with the younger ones, and the event was great for getting together for a blether over a cup of tea. And yet another way of providing information about

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10-Pin Bowling

Support Group members met back in Spring 2016 for a fun night out for a game of 10-pin bowling at M&Ds. This was a great opportunity for everyone to get together socially, and we plan to arrange another night out at the end of October 2016.

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Bank of Scotland Information Day

Lanarkshire Epilepsy Support Group forged links with the East Kilbride branch of the Bank of Scotland at an information day hosted in Spring 2016. Our co-ordinator, Helen MacDonald, was on-hand to provide information to staff and customers about epilepsy. It was also an opportunity to raise the

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