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The latest news, views and opinions from Epilepsy Society.

Young girl typing on a laptop
1 September 2017

Kat, who has borderline personality disorder, was prescribed sodium valproate as a mood stabiliser for two and a half years. She was informed of the risks associated with sodium valproate during pregnancy and shares her experience.



New mum Gina is standing beside her Christmas tree. She is wearing slashed white jeans and a black top
13 July 2017

Young mum Gina  explains how her epilepsy began shortly after having her baby son, Charlie.


A person at work writing a report
4 July 2017

Our channel marketing manager, Carl Charlesworth, gives some helpful tips for people with epilepsy who are already working or are starting work.


A plane flying in the sky
4 July 2017

Our information officer, Andrée Mayne, gives some helpful tips on travelling with epilepsy if you're going on holiday abroad this summer.


happy students sat outside
3 July 2017

Our marketing executive and former student, Helen Skipworth gives some useful tips for managing your epilepsy at university.


Two people discussing epilepsy stigma
30 June 2017

Epilepsy Society's content manager Nicola Swanborough explains how BBC Three's 'What not to say to someone with epilepsy' will do much to smash the stigma around the condition.

Father and son
17 June 2017

Our Vice President John Hirst discusses losing his son to SUDEP (Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy) in 2002 and the effect it's had on his Father's Day.


Playwright Louise Monaghan has blonde, shoulder-length hair and is wearing a mauve jacket and matching necklace. she is smiling at the camera.
25 May 2017

Playwright Louise Monaghan talks about her new play, Slipping through Time, which follows the story of a young mum with epilepsy.


Katy is sitting in a wheelchair with her five-year-old daughter Emily. Katy is wearing an oatmeal long-sleeved cardigan and Emily has a floral dress and heart-shaped sunglasses. Katy is smiling.
7 March 2017

A year after being diagnosed with epilepsy, mum of two Katy Mann explains how her children have to push her round the house in an office chair.


St Valentine
13 February 2017

It's a little known fact that while St. Valentine is widely associated with love and the giving of 'valentines', he is also the patron saint of people with epilepsy.


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