Lisa Thurston, mum of Young Epilepsy Inspiration Champion Award winner 2015, Owen Thurston, shares her thoughts on Casualty’s recent episode, which explored a young man deciding on epilepsy brain surgery as well as experiencing a seizure.
Today, (Friday 11 November), is Armistice Day, commonly known as Remembrance Day.
Young Epilepsy are supporting a petition to raise awareness of schools’ duties to support children with medical conditions.
Team Beth have successfully completed the River Thames Half Marathon and managed to raise an incredible £6,100 in the process.
Saturday’s (5 November) episode of BBC One’s Casualty followed the story of a 15-year-old teenage boy called Reece who experienced a tonic clonic seizure on his way into town after escaping his residential school to go on a date with Becca.
November 5 will be here soon, which means Bonfire Night will be here along with it! The Autumn breeze fills the air, while fireworks fill the London skies as well as many other areas across the U.K. This can be a joyous time with family and friends, but those with epilepsy may find themselves in a predicament.
Stress can be known to be a trigger and could increase seizure activity, managing your condition can be challenging, especially if you or your child has been recently diagnosed.
A recent study completed by Mind revealed that less than half of trainee GPs (46%) undertook a training placement in a mental health setting.