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The latest news, views and opinions from Epilepsy Society.

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.


Emma and Will with their five-month-old  son, Archie
10 February 2017

New mum Emma Johnstone and her husband Will, look back at how love and romance played a part in Emma's epilepsy surgery


Adrian Waddingham, acting chairman of our board of trustees. He is white haired with a moustache and is wearing a dark suit j with a red tie and red pocket handkerchief
5 January 2017

Our chief executive, Clare Pelham and acting chairman of the board of trustees, Adrian Waddingham look at why it might be better to tackle 2017, one day at a time.

4 January 2017

Dr Eleanor Tillett, an honorary consultant in sports and exercise medicine at The Institute for Sport, Exercise and Health, University College Hospital, London, gives some tips and advice on sports, exercise and being physically active.

Trudy stretching
4 January 2017

In this blog Trudy tells us why she started running and discusses the positive effects of exercise for both increased seizure control and quality of life.

Epilepsy Society medical director Professor Ley Sander smiles at the camera. He is wearing an open-necked shirt.
22 December 2016

Our medical director Professor Ley Sander shares his top tips for enjoying a healthy, happy Christmas.


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