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Ross Rickshaw Challenge

Determination and heart are driving Ross on his challenge

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Mother shares her honest review on Casualty epilepsy storyline

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.

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Remembrance Day: Lest we forget

Today, (Friday 11 November), is Armistice Day, commonly known as Remembrance Day.

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Young Epilepsy supports petition for school support

Young Epilepsy are supporting a petition to raise awareness of schools’ duties to support children with medical conditions.

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Funds flow in for River Thames Half Marathon runners!

Team Beth have successfully completed the River Thames Half Marathon and managed to raise an incredible £6,100 in the process.

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Casualty airs epilepsy brain surgery story

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.

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What you need to know ahead of firework night

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.

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7 ways to combat stress

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.

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Health professionals lack mental health training, study suggests

A recent study completed by Mind revealed that less than half of trainee GPs (46%) undertook a training placement in a mental health setting.

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Charities call for better advice over epilepsy drug risk during pregnancy

  • Almost half (48%) of women with epilepsy are unaware of the risks of taking epilepsy medicine sodium valproate
  • 1 in 5 (20%) women currently taking the drug do not know it can harm the development and physical health of their unborn child should they become pregnant
  • Charities are urging healthcare professionals to talk to women and girls with epilepsy about pregnancy and the associated risks before they conceive

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