In 2020, the BC Epilespy Society introduced the Project UPLIFT program to our constituents. The BC Epilepsy Society is proud to have the only trained Project UPLIFT facilitator in the entire province on its staff.
Project UPLIFT (Using Practice and Learning to Increase Favourable Thoughts) teaches mental health coping skills to people living with epilepsy.
Project UPLIFT uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness to help people living with epilepsy better manage mental health and teaches many valuable skills that have been proven to improve depression, stress, anxiety, psychological well-being, and quality of life in people living with epilepsy.
Project UPLIFT sessions are facilitated by a trained facilitator and a mental health professional, one of whom must live with epilepsy.
This program is part of the Managing Epilepsy Well Network.