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The latest news, views and opinions from Epilepsy Society.

St Valentine
14 February 2019

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.

8 February 2019

Epilepsy Society was founded in 1892 and is one of the oldest charities working in the UK. Nicola Swanborough writes about its fascinating history.

8 February 2019

Nicola Swanborough writes about how the DNA of the village of Chalfont St Peter and Epilepsy Society have become entwined for over a century.

Laura smiling at the camera
7 February 2019

Our Donor Care and Direct Marketing Manager Laura Larrett, lives locally and has worked here for almost 20 years. She talks about the perks of working at Epilepsy Society.

Clare Pelham smiling at the camera whilst wearing a pink top
4 January 2019

In her New Year blog, our chief executive, Clare Pelham, shares her excitement at learning of the latest scientific discoveries in the field of epilepsy from researchers at 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.



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