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Virtual Youth Clubs

Created to support children and young individuals living with epilepsy in the UK.

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At our youth clubs, we aim to enhance the self-esteem, self-confidence, and overall well-being of children and young people living with epilepsy, offering a safe and welcoming space where you can thrive.

What to expect

Online Sessions

Join our 40-minute online sessions, held every month, tailored for ages 10-12 and 13 plus. Connect with up to 15 like-minded young people and explore the world of epilepsy in a safe, supportive space.

No two sessions are the same! Adapted to demand, age groups, and staff availability, our club is designed for a dynamic, ever-evolving experience. 

Parents are welcome to log in, but this space is primarily for young people!

Engagement

Dive into our games and activities, share experiences, and build connections with others who get it.

A safe space

Our sessions are supervised by our Youth Workers, making sure that the space is safe and well-organised. Your well-being is our top priority.

Join a community

It's more than just a club, it's a community. Express yourself, share stories, and connect with peers who understand. The sessions complement our intensive youth clubs and face-to-face meetups.

Read the rules on our Virtual Youth Club here: Keeping Young Epilepsy safe for all

I feel extremely anxious and isolated and different from my friends.
Young Person
young group of friends connecting at a virtual youth club for young epilepsy

You've told us how important it is to meet and connect with other young people who get it. It is important to you to be with other young people who know what it is like to live with epilepsy. 

Why should I join?

  • Make connections: Our online youth club is not just about hanging out—it's about building you up! We're here to boost your self-esteem and confidence, creating a space where you can grow, learn, and shine.
     
  • Friendships that last: We get it — making friends can be tough. But here, you're not alone. Young Epilepsy Youth Clubs can be your haven, a place where you connect with others who understand. Together, we build friendships that last a lifetime.
     
  • Skills for life: Life is an adventure, and we want you to be ready for it! Our club is packed with opportunities to develop new skills, from creative endeavors to leadership. Unleash your potential and discover all that you're capable of!
     
  • Mind matters: Just like physical health, your emotional well-being is crucial. Our activities aren't just fun; they're designed to boost your mental resilience. Because a healthy mind is a powerful mind, ready to take on anything life throws your way.
     
  • Manage your loneliness: No one should feel lonely, especially due to health conditions. A survey by 'Young Minds' revealed that over 45% of kids sometimes feel lonely. Let's change that together. Our club is a community that understands and supports each other, breaking the chains of loneliness.
     
  • Connecting the UK, One Click at a Time: We believe in unity, and our online platform brings together young minds from across the UK. Joining us isn't just about finding friends; it's about expanding Young Epilepsy's reach and making a positive impact on a national scale.
     
  • Together we create possible: It's not just a youth club; it's a community. Together, we build emotional connections, foster resilience, and create a support system that lasts. Your journey begins here!

Would you like to share information about our Virtual Youth Clubs?

Download our flyer here

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At Young Epilepsy, we understand that emotional well-being is just as crucial as physical health, especially for young individuals facing the challenges of epilepsy. Good mental health helps you develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at you and allows us to grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.

Did you know?

A survey conducted by the esteemed charity 'Young Minds' revealed that over 45% of children reported feeling lonely "often" or "some of the time" due to their condition or additional needs.

Mental Wellbeing Survey | November 2021

We asked for young people’s experiences of epilepsy and mental wellbeing

  • 77%

    of young people with epilepsy said their mental wellbeing has affected time with their friends

    Others included Physical health, Employment, Learning and Time with family.

  • 52%

    of young people do not find it easy to talk about how living with epilepsy makes them feel

    Others said this depended on factors such as who they were talking to and how they were feeling, or that confidence had come over time.

  • 99%

    of young people said living with epilepsy has had an impact on their mental wellbeing

    This impact was described as anxiety/worry, depression, life-changing, impact on self-worth/identity, isolation, overwhelming, lack of control, fear, stress and feelings of suicide.