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The latest news, views and opinions from Epilepsy Society.

Hayley Jacobs smiling at the camera wearing a grey top
20 December 2018

Hayley Jacobs, 36, and was diagnosed with Juvenile Myclonic Epilepsy 20 years ago. She has started writing a blog about her epilepsy as a way to share with people what is going on in her life.

Amy Frost in a flowery top standing in front of her artwork, smiling
4 December 2018

Amy Frost, 25, has generalised epilepsy. She has been having seizures since she was 11 years old, but was diagnosed at 18.  Here she explains how she started using art as a way to cope with her emotions associated with her epilepsy. 

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.


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