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help grant ellie’s christmas wish of a cure for epilepsy

When we received a heartbreaking letter from ten-year-old Ellie, detailing the death of her friend Patrick from an epileptic seizure, we knew we had to share it with you.

latest research papers

A selection of the latest research papers from researchers at Epilepsy Society.

Me and my epilepsy

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.

NCS Challenge volunteers dig in at Epilepsy Society

Group of teenage volunteers standing outside

Volunteers from the 'NCS Challenge' programme, a nationwide young person's volunteer initiative, rolled up their sleeves to help rejuvenate areas of Epilepsy Society's Chalfont Centre in Buckinghamshire.

My experience of sodium valproate

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.

 

 

Top tips for working with epilepsy

Our channel marketing manager, Carl Charlesworth, gives some helpful tips for people with epilepsy who are already working or are starting work.

 

Top tips for travelling abroad with epilepsy

Our information officer, Andrée Mayne, gives some helpful tips on travelling with epilepsy if you're going on holiday abroad this summer.

 

Turning epilepsy on its head

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.

work and employment

Whether someone’s epilepsy affects their work depends on whether they have seizures, what their seizures are like and how often these happen. It also depends on the type of work they do, and any risks that having seizures at work might bring.

 

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