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.
A selection of the latest research papers from researchers at Epilepsy Society.
Submitted by helen-skipworth on Thu, 07/09/2017 - 16:13
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.
Submitted by helen-skipworth on Fri, 01/09/2017 - 11:04
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.
Submitted by Nicola-Swanborough on Thu, 13/07/2017 - 17:14
Young mum Gina explains how her epilepsy began shortly after having her baby son, Charlie.
Submitted by carl-charlesworth on Tue, 04/07/2017 - 09:06
Our channel marketing manager, Carl Charlesworth, gives some helpful tips for people with epilepsy who are already working or are starting work.
Submitted by carl-charlesworth on Tue, 04/07/2017 - 08:51
Our information officer, Andrée Mayne, gives some helpful tips on travelling with epilepsy if you're going on holiday abroad this summer.
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.
Submitted by helen-skipworth on Mon, 13/02/2017 - 09:02
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.
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.