Teenagers with epilepsy in Scotland can now join a new social networking site created by Scottish Epilepsy. The TEA Room (Teenage Epilepsy Agenda) has been designed to allow teenagers to interact with their peers, gain support and share their experiences of epilepsy in a safe and supportive environment.
The charity is also offering free netbooks and internet connection to some young people with epilepsy so that financial disadvantage doesn’t prevent them accessing the TEA Room.
Gemma O’Hare, of Scottish Epilepsy said: “The needs of young people are currently somewhat under-represented within the epilepsy community. While their medical issues are being addressed by the NHS, there is a real need for emotional and social support.”
There are currently over 8,500 young people with epilepsy in Scotland. Those aged between thirteen and nineteen years can register for the TEA Room by visiting:
For details of eligibility for a free netbook and internet package, visit: