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Olympian, Beth Dobbin, shares mental health impact of epilepsy

Olympic Sprinter, Beth Dobbin, speaks to Young Epilepsy about the mental health impact of living with epilepsy.

Beth is supporting our #OnTopOfEpilepsy campaign to improve mental health support for children and young people with epilepsy. Beth, who was diagnosed at age 14, said:

“For me the worst part about epilepsy is how it affects your mental health and the worries you have about a seizure striking. I'm seizure free, but it still never goes away. Every day you think about it and worry will a seizure strike today?”

Although children with epilepsy are four times more likely to experience a mental health problem than other young people, only 15% of children’s epilepsy clinics provide mental health support. Beth is supporting our #OnTopOfEpilepsy petition, which is calling on UK healthcare leaders to make mental health screening and support part of children’s epilepsy care.

More than 10,000 people have signed the petition – will you join them?

Sign the petition here 

Find out more about Beth’s epilepsy journey 

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