Empowering People with Epilepsy to Improve their Mental Health
What is Project UPLIFT?
Project UPLIFT is a program that teaches the skills for managing and improving stress, mental health, and quality of life. The goal of Project UPLIFT is to empower people with epilepsy to improve their own mental health through mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral skills.
Our thoughts and activities affect our mood, stress, and anxiety. By attending to our thoughts, we can learn which thoughts affect our mental health. By learning to challenge these thoughts or let them go, we are empowered to improve our own mental health. UPLIFT increases participation in pleasant activities to improve mental health.
UPLIFT is delivered in a group setting, through 8 weekly Zoom video sessions with an UPLIFT trained facilitator. Methods taught include challenging thoughts, behavioral activation, coping, problem-solving, and mindfulness.
What You’ll Learn:
-Skills for enhancing mental health.
-Skills to reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety, and stress.
-How to improve your quality of life through mindfulness.
What You’ll Receive:
-8 weekly Zoom video sessions with an UPLIFT trained facilitator.
-Participant manual and mp3 audio files.
Are You Eligible?
-Be 18 years of age or older.
-Be diagnosed with epilepsy or a caregiver of someone with epilepsy.
-Have access to computer/cell phone with data for 8 weekly sessions.
-Complete the intake screening with trained facilitator/ Client Service Coordinator at Epilepsy South Eastern Ontario.
Start Date: January 6, 2022
End Date: February 24, 2022