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Nicola Swanborough is standing in a meeting room in the European Medicines Agency. Each speaker has an individual mic and headphones. Nicola is wearing a black dress and green cardigan.
26 October 2017

Our content manager, Nicola Swanborough, explains how our sodium valproate survey helped us raise awareness of risks associated with the drug in the media, parliament and with Government.

Sharon Ross is at the top of a hill, wearing a purple hat and red glasses.
18 October 2017

Sharon Ross is about to start the ketogenic diet in an attempt to control her seizures.  This is the first in a series of blogs about what it involves.

Head shot of Deborah facing the camera wearing a light blue top and smiling
7 September 2017

Deborah and her two daughters all live with disabilities and all care for each other. Here she describes how they push forward together, never allowing epilepsy to beat them.

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.



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