To improve wellbeing by creating outside activities for young people with epilepsy and the local community.
by Epilepsy Scotland in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Our Glasgow Youth Work gives young people with epilepsy opportunities to socialise, take part in educational, fun and challenging activities, and make meaningful friendships. The youth group provides a lifeline opportunity for young people aged 11-20 to receive a mix of one-to-one, peer group support and activities to help manage their condition and increase their confidence and self-esteem. It also gives parents respite and time to seek further support improving wellbeing of the whole family. Many young people with epilepsy also have complex needs including learning disabilities, physical disability or mobility issues and several experience poverty too.
After a difficult 2020 with so many activities for our youth and wellbeing groups cancelled due to COVID-19, we are planning a host of outdoor activities in the late Summer and Autumn 2021. This includes developing a garden space for activities like gardening and composting, growing produce, a pizza making workshop, outdoor games like giant Jenga and mini golf, hikes, nature trails, camping skills as well as craft and educational workshops.
With this planned increase in outdoor activities, Epilepsy Scotland are seeking a contribution from the AVIVA Community Fund for an equipment fund to enable our Youth Group members to participate in outdoor activities in the new Epilepsy Scotland Wellbeing Garden and further afield. This fund will ensure that youth group participants have the clothing and personal equipment needed like a good pair of walking shoes, a tent, gardening gloves or a waterproof jacket. We have identified several members who would benefit from this support.
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