Sources of support

Having epilepsy may result in changes to your lifestyle and can affect your self confidence and self esteem. Everyone will respond differently and you may feel angry, anxious or low in mood. Talk to those around you about how you are feeling. Your GP or the national society for epilepsy helplines can be very helpful. You can also contact one of our epilepsy nurses.

National support

Local groups

Epilepsy Action local groups

You can search for local support groups supported by Epilepsy Action on their website.

Epilepsy Local Forum (ELF Southampton)

This group is for anyone with epilepsy, their friends and family.

Meetings are at the Wessex neurological centre, Southampton General Hospital. For more information please call 023 8120 8623.

Resources for people with a learning disability

Choices advocacy

Visit the Choices advocacy website for more information and contact details.

Community learning disability teams

Find your local community learning disability team here.