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How new mum Gina was diagnosed with epilepsy

Young mum Gina  explains how her epilepsy began shortly after having her baby son, Charlie.

 

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.

 

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.

 

The link between Saint Valentine and epilepsy

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.

wellbeing

Having epilepsy can have a huge impact on a person's wellbeing including their mood, sleep and relationships. In this section we look at ways you can improve your wellbeing such as exercise, diet and having a support network. Looking after your wellbeing can help you to reduce seizures and function better in your daily life.

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.

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.

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