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The latest news, views and opinions from Epilepsy Society.

What one piece of advice would you give to someone who has just been diagnosed?
21 November 2018

In September 2018, we asked our Facebook community what was the one piece of advice they would want to give to someone who had just been diagnosed with epilepsy.

Emma Bowey wearing a brightly coloured top
21 November 2018

Emma Bowey, a freelance designer, believes it's time we started talking about epilepsy more to increase awareness of the condition.

Debbie smiling widely at the camera
16 November 2018

Debbie Jackson, a PA at a media company in Canary Wharf, would like to change the stigma around epilepsy in the workplace.


Stuart Watson with his wife and son before his trek wearing Epilepsy Society t-shirts
13 November 2018

Stuart Watson was so inspired by the support he recieved from our helpline, he decided to trek the Great Glen Way in the Scottish Highlands and raise an amazing £2,500 for us.

Rhiannon Arden
12 November 2018

Our Communications Officer, Rhia, gives an insight into induction at Epilepsy Society.

Franziska Thomas stands with her two sons, smiling
12 November 2018

In 1992, Franziska Thomas had her first seizure and it changed her life - literally. Franziska decided to write 'Fits and Starts' to describe her life as a mother and a teacher living with epilepsy.

3 October 2018

Dr Hugh Selsick talks about insomnia in people with epilepsy, and how a type of therapy, CBT-i, can be used to combat sleeping problems.

Dr Simona Balestrini has shoulder length blonde hair with a side parting. She is smiling at the camera
7 September 2018

Dr Simona Balestrini, the Muir Maxwell Trust Research Fellow at Epilepsy Society, has embarked on a three year project using a pioneering technique to look at the activity of the brain in people with epilepsy. Here she explains what she hopes to achieve using TMS with EEG.

Esther Bailey is wrapped in a warm winter coat. She is pulling the collar tightly round her neck and smiling with her eyes at the camera
5 September 2018

Esther Bailey has been determined to pursue a career in music, even though her VNS (vagal nerve stimulation) to control her seizures, affects her voice and means that she can only sing for 10 minutes at a time. 

Mel stands holding her son Luca, smiling at him, with a field in the background
21 August 2018

Mel talks about her experience from being first diagnosed with epilepsy, to becoming pregnant and seeking treatment and support from Epilepsy Society at our Sir William Gowers medical centre.


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