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Vauxhall Motors’ SOS button saves the life of man with epilepsy

John and his wife Paula sat together

Vauxhall's OnStar service came to the rescue in an emergency situation when John Cook found himself in a desperate situation due to his epilepsy.

Professor Martin Elliott stresses the importance of research into SUDEP

Professor Martin Elliott

Professor Martin Elliott, Professor of Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at UCL & Medical Director at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children stressed the importance of further research into Sudden Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) during his lecture, 'Sudden death in the young: A terrible waste' at the Museum of London on 18th January 2017.

Exercise and you

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.

Running to take control of my life

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.

peter's story

In this blog Peter Palmer's family discuss how they decided to remember his life and help fund our epilepsy research at the same time.

Pippa's blog

Pippa Harris, manager at Epilepsy Society's coffee shop, explains how she first got involved with the charity.

Epilepsy in the workplace

Our marketing assistant, Helen Skipworth, discuses how a little awareness among colleagues can go a long way.

Can green spaces reduce the risk of sudden death in people with epilepsy?

The idea that environment influences the health of people with epilepsy is not a new one.  Epilepsy Society headquarters was founded in 1894 in the Buckinghamshire countryside precisely for that reason.  The founders of the charity and 'colony' as it was then known, believed that outdoor activity was the key to maximising the health and potential of the people with epilepsy that came to live at the centre in Chalfont St Peter.

The impact of Support Workers: Hugh's story

Hugh, aged 65, has lived with epilepsy all his life following complications from meningitis when he was a baby. He now lives in Milton House, one of our six residential homes at the Chalfont Centre in Buckinghamshire.

Nine-year-old with epilepsy gets A grade in GCSE maths

Joseph Fry

An A grade in GCSE maths is an achievement in anyone's books, but Joseph Fry's story makes it even more special.  He is only nine years old and has had epilepsy for two years.

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