This program is offered via Epilepsy Ontario. Please email support@epilepsyontario.com for more information and to register.

UPLIFT (Using Practice and Learning to Increase Favourable Thoughts) – is a proven mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural therapy program that improves depression, and overall psychological quality of life.

This group is designed for individuals living with epilepsy in addition to caregivers.

Small groups of individuals 18 years and older meet virtually for 1 hour over an 8-week period.

Participants will receive a manual ahead of time, and topics will include coping strategies, relaxation, monitoring thought-patterns, and how to prevent future low-moods.

pilot project found that UPLIFT participants had improved depression, anxiety, and psychological quality of life – even a full year after they finished the program.