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National Epilepsy Week on facebook

National Epilepsy Week on facebook

There are lots of interesting discussions on our facebook page this week. Why not come and join in the chat?

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Employer of the Year winners

Employer of the Year winners

Congratulations to Canongate Youth Project in Edinburgh and Argyll and Bute Council, the winners of our Employer of the Year 2013 awards.  Both winners were honoured by the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing Alex Neil MSP and our chief executive Lesslie Young in a special awards ceremony at our annual Glasgow Wags dinner on 26 April 2013. Read more about this award hereRead More »

Orkney information event

Orkney information event

Attention all Orcadians! We will be coming to Orkney this Saturday, 27 April as part of the Living in Orkney with a Long Term Condition event. Come and find us at the Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall between 10am and 3pm for a chat or information on epilepsy.

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Supporting you supporting others

Supporting you supporting others

Do you run a support group, or are you thinking of setting up a support group?  If yes, you may be interested in our new guide 'Supporting you supporting others'.   Check out this page  for more information on how we can help with support groups.

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The many faces of epilepsy

The many faces of epilepsy

It is National Epilepsy Week.  This year's theme is 'The many faces of epilepsy'.  We are running a number of activities to  highlight the uniqueness of epilepsy, and are focusing on the different levels of support and services available to those with epilepsy in Scotland.  As always, we need our supporters on board, so this is another chance for you to get involved and raise as much awareness about epilepsy as possible.  Check out Read More »

Participants for research study required

Participants for research study required

Are you a parent of a child/children with or without complex needs?  Carol Delaney, a mature student at Napier University, is looking for parents to take part in her thesis study on stress, emotion regulation and coping in caregivers of children with complex needs. The subject is close to her heart as she has 3 children with conditions including Aspergers Syndrome, Agoraphobia, Anxiety and Dyspraxia/Dyslexia.

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Are you ready for Purple Day?

Are you ready for Purple Day?

There's still time to join the many Purple Day supporters across the country who have signed up to raise awareness of epilepsy and to raise money for our work.  Check out our Purple Day page to find out how you can get involved.  

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Date for changes to driving regulations now confirmed by DVLA as 8 March

Date for changes to driving regulations now confirmed by DVLA as 8 March

The upcoming changes to the driving regulations for epilepsy have been announced and will come into effect on 8 March.  The changes are expected to benefit some people with epilepsy:

 

  • For the first time, anyone who has only ever had seizures while asleep may now be considered for a licence after one year, instead of the current requirement of three years.

 

New Epilepsy Research Centre at Edinburgh University

New Epilepsy Research Centre at Edinburgh University

A new epilepsy research centre will be opened today, 19 February, at Edinburgh University by HRH The Princess Royal in her role as the University’s Chancellor at Edinburgh University.  The centre has been supported by the Muir Maxwell Trust and will be known as the Muir M Read More »

Searching for that perfect employer

Searching for that perfect employer

St Valentine's Day marks the start of our search for Scotland's Employer of the Year.  Our award provides an opportunity for employers, no matter how small or large, to be honoured and recognised for providing outstanding support to an employee who has epilepsy.  People with epilepsy can sometimes face difficulties when looking for work or staying in employment. Read More »

St Valentine, love and epilepsy

St Valentine, love and epilepsy

Before the advent of modern science the cause of epilepsy was not fully understood. People used to believe that epilepsy may be caused by an evil spirit entering the soul, and spiritual healers would have been asked for their help.  In the Middle Ages Christians would ask Saints to intercede if they became ill, and the saints would ask God for His help on their behalf. Each different ailment had its own patron saints and the more serious the illness the more patron sa Read More »

What will you do for European Epilepsy Day?

What will you do for European Epilepsy Day?

On Monday, 11 February, countries across Europe will be marking European Epilepsy Day with a variety of events.  To find out more about this day check out the International Bureau for Epilepsy's website

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New Design for Factsheets

New Design for Factsheets

We've 'relaunched' our new look factsheets series. Why not have a look and tell us what you think?

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