Counselling and Support Groups

Individual and Family Support

Epilepsy South Central Ontario offers individual and family support. We understand the many challenges that come with an epilepsy diagnosis and our one-on-one support can offer guidance, perspective, and of course, a listening ear. We can schedule regular one-on-one sessions to discuss your current needs and develop a plan together to help you and your family live a healthy and fulfilling life.

Service Coordination

Here at Epilepsy South Central Ontario, we help individuals and families get connected to services and programs in the community. Whether you need assistance with funding applications or simply getting connected with extracurriculars in your region, these are just some of the many ways we are here to assist and help you feel more connected in your community.

Information and Education

Finding well-informed information on epilepsy can be difficult but here at Epilepsy South Central Ontario, we believe epilepsy information and education should be easily accessible in your community. Our education includes general information on epilepsy, coping strategies, first-aid measures, and more.

If you or a loved one is living with epilepsy and could benefit from these support services, please contact Josh@epilepsysco.org

Youth & Young Adult Support groups.

Being a teenager or a young adult is viewed as the best years of your life. It is supposed to be filled with fun and excitement as you make memories with your friends! For many young people nowadays, being young isn’t always super fun. Young people are expected to balance school, employment, and social life all at once. This can be a challenge for any young person; however, having all those challenges on top of a medical condition, such as epilepsy, can prove to be an even greater challenge. Epilepsy South Central Ontario has a Youth Empowerment Program designed to assist youth and young adults with the challenges they may face.

Our Youth Empowerment Program is designed for youth and young adults between the ages of 15 and 30 living with epilepsy as well as their siblings. We offer a fun, supportive, and inclusive environment where teens and young adults can connect with one another, learn about their epilepsy, make connections/build friendships, as well as build important life skills through our support groups and workshops, as well as social and educational programming.

Our teen peer support group is designed for teens who are between the ages of 15 and 18 who are living with epilepsy as well as their siblings.

Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6 pm – 8 pm.

Our young adult support group is designed for youth and young adults who are between the ages of 19 and 30 who are living with epilepsy as well as their siblings.

Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 6 pm – 8 pm.
At this time, all meetings are virtual and held via Zoom.

If you are interested in joining or would like to receive more information about our Youth Empowerment Program support groups please contact Carly Smith at youth@epilepsysco.org.

Adult Support Group

Epilepsy South Central Ontario is continuing to host our monthly Adult Support Group on the fourth Monday of each month.  Groups will run from 7-9 pm and are now being offered virtually through the ZOOM Meetings platform.

If you would like to attend our next meeting or receive email reminders about upcoming groups, please contact Makayla Fancy at makayla@epilepsysco.org