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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.

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.

Seizures: 'like someone has stolen a second from your life'

Our marketing assistant, Helen Skipworth, discusses how simply saying 'I have epilepsy' is only half the battle when it comes to explaining the condition and how it actually feels to have a seizure. 

 

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