Plymouth Epilepsy Support Group
Plymouth Epilepsy Support Group supports people in Plymouth and surrounding areas, living with and/or caring for people with epilepsy and seizure disorders.
By supporting people we can help improve their mental health and well-being, whilst decreasing social exclusion, isolation and encouraging friendship and independence.
We create activities that help with the mental health side of epilepsy (many people suffer deep depression and anxiety when diagnosed with epilepsy). Some of the activities we have done so far include:
- cycling the camel trail in Cornwall
- surfing lessons at Fistral beach in Newquay
- walking days out including a picnic at Mount Edgecumbe
- social and games evenings
- fishing trips
- relaxation class
We also discuss nutrition, exercise and how to reduce stress and other seizure triggers. The main focus is on positivity, social gatherings and being there for each other.
All activities help to improve mental health, stimulating the mind and body, creating feel-good endorphins and calming the brain. Most activities are free or discounted.
Caroline Williams, a sufferer of Epilepsy since childhood, runs the group and sessions take place at the Cumberland Centre Livewell cafe or we occasionally meet in town for a coffee. All meetings / events are shared and updated on our Facebook site.
Meetings are free to come along to; all that we ask is that you buy a drink.
- 17 to 25 years old
- 26 to 64 years old
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