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Mental health wellbeing space

How has your epilepsy made you feel?

This is your space to find out how to look after your mental health. To get some top tips and coping strategies and to hear from other young people with epilepsy about how they are supporting their mental health wellbeing.

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Anxiety is common emotion that many people experience, from mild to more severe forms. And it’s ok to feel anxious, especially during times of stress.

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Depression effects on average 1 in 6 people in the UK. If you have epilepsy this is 1 in 3. Everyone feels sad from time to time, but a constant low mood shouldn’t be ignored.

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Isolation is a word we may associate with being physically alone, but you can feel isolated in a room full of people. As a young person with epilepsy, isolation is a feeling you may know well.

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Overwhelmed is an emotion that can cause physical strain during difficult times. It can make you feel like there’s not enough hours in the day, like you have too much to cope with.

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Self-worth is how you value yourself. It’s also easily bruised, because it can be the hardest thing to protect.

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Are you struggling to cope?

Shout is a free, confidential and 24/7 text support service for anyone in the UK

To start a conversation, text PURPLE to 85258

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