a full life for everyone affected by epilepsy

helpline 01494 601 400
switchboard 01494 601 300

blog

The latest news, views and opinions from Epilepsy Society.

A young Professor Ley Sander is pictured on the right, beside a colleague. He is wearing a white overall and has thick dark hair and a beard.
12 June 2014

As World Cup fever takes over, our boy from Brazil, medical director Professor Ley Sander, right, reflects on how a seizure in the street kick started a lifelong interest in epilepsy. 

Tim Wright is leaning against a rustic door. He has short, dark hair swept back off his face and is wearing black-rimmed glasses and a white open-necked shirt.
15 May 2014

Tim Wright explains how his love for  girlfriend Jasmine far outweighs any challenges posed by her epilepsy.

School teacher Tim Pitman is wearing a purple t-shirt which says 'Keep calm I have epilepsy'. He is also wearing a safety helmet as he is  about to go abseiling.
24 April 2014

School teacher Tim Pitman has epilepsy and he doesn't mind who knows. He tells all through his purple t-shirt and his purple prose.

Olympic athlete James Cracknell has short fair hair and wearing a blue shirt with white collar. He is smiling pensively, as though in conversation. The background wallpaper is blue with a leafy yellow pattern.
11 April 2014

Olympic athlete James Cracknell will be running for Epilepsy Society's 'team purple' at the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday.

Claire is sitting in her room at the Sir William Gowers Centre. She has a short brown bob and is wearing a cream cardigan.
28 March 2014

Claire has had epilepsy all her life. Here she explains how she refuses to lose hope of finding a drug that will control her seizures.

Daniel Pruce, deputy ambassador at the British Embassy in Madrid, smiling in a white shirt with a feint stripe and a red tie
24 March 2014

Daniel Pruce was diagnosed with epilepsy while working for the British Embassy in Bangkok. Here he examines the impact of his diagnosis.

Sarah Vibert, head of development and policy at Epilepsy Society, photographed beside a green hedge on a summer day. Sarah has long brown hair and is wearing a floral scarf.
10 March 2014

Switching between epilepsy drugs can be a problem, writes Sarah Vibert. Tell us about your experiences in our survey.

Blogger Roy Watson who has learned to find himself again and cope with his epilepsy and loss of sight through writing and art.
13 February 2014

Epilepsy and sight loss cast a dark shadow over Roy Watson's life but gradually he has learned to find himself again through art.

Nicola Swanborough, publications editor at Epilepsy Society
7 February 2014

Nicola Swanborough, publications editor at Epilepsy Society, looks at how better epilepsy care could keep people out of A&E and save the NHS money.

Aimee smiling
15 January 2014

More and more people with epilepsy are blogging about their experience of living with the condition.  Aimee Haines is a regular blogger - here is what she has to say! 

Pages

Subscribe to Blog Feed

Bookmark and Share

Please donate

helpline

Want to talk to someone? You can call our confidential helpline.

01494 601 400

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 9am-4pm
Wednesday: 9am-8pm
National call rate

helpline 01494 601 400
switchboard 01494 601 300

Please donate