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Plymouth Epilepsy Support Group

The Plymouth Epilepsy Support Group vision is that all people in Plymouth and surrounding areas, living with or caring for people with epilepsy and seizure disorders, can access the support they need in a way that is holistic and fun.

Contacts details

Address:Virginia House Centre
Telephone number: 07805 431206
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Plymouth Epilepsy Support Group is a friendly support group run by people with epilepsy for people with epilepsy. Our aim is to support each other and guide people in Plymouth and surrounding areas who are living with and/or caring for people with epilepsy and seizure disorders.

By supporting people, we aim to help improve their mental health and well-being while decreasing social exclusion and 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). To date, these activities have included local walks, a day out and picnic on Mount Edgecumbe, the Camel Trail cycle ride, surfing in Newquay, social evenings, a sea fishing trip, fundraising days, and many a coffee, laugh, and chat together.

The group also offers advice on self-management, including education on nutrition, exercise, relaxation, and specialist guest speakers, all aimed at increasing health and wellbeing and making life with epilepsy easier to live with.

The group is a friendly bunch; we practice positivity while also being able to talk through any issues we may be experiencing, from medication to transport issues. We look for solutions to help overcome any problems we may be experiencing.

Our events

Coffee and Chat: First Wednesday of every month, Plymouth City Centre.

Come and join us for our monthly coffee and chat at Friends and Families, Virginia House Centre, Peacock Lane, Plymouth, PL4 0DQ from 12:00 until 2pm.

Seating up to 30 people, with complete privacy, disabled access, and all drinks provided.

One-on-one support is also available; please email or contact the group for more information. Highly recommended for those newly diagnosed.

All this is possible through funding from the Lotteries Community Fund and generous donations from our supporters.

Everyone, including friends, family, and carers, is always welcome.


Plym Epilepsy Support Group



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Price: Please contact us for information about our costs
Based: Plymouth
  • Everyone, regardless of age
  • Epilepsy

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