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Young person led campaign
#UnderstandMyEpilepsy campaign is led by young people with epilepsy. We listen to them and work with them to amplify their stories. Working together we will take their voices to the decision-makers and make them sit-up and listen.
Your voice can make people sit up and listen. Led by the voices of young people with epilepsy, we are asking all schools, colleges and universities to keep young people like you safe and included.
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Due to common misunderstandings about epilepsy, and what people mistakenly think it means you can and can’t do, young people are often met with unnecessary barriers preventing them from doing all the things they are capable of. Many are finding themselves excluded in school, from sport, social gatherings, and relationships.
As a child this can isolate them from important life experiences, and as they grow it can limit their social mobility, financial independence, and career progression.
We plan to change that!
The #UnderstandMyEpilepsy campaign plans to help people understand that epilepsy is unique to each person. By listening and working with the young person and understanding what they are capable of, they can be safely included and supported to enjoy those precious childhood moments, and to reach their true potential.