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Information for parents

Everything you need to know about epilepsy - a resource for parents

All our publications are checked for factual accuracy by medical professionals, such as our own in-house medical specialist, external epilepsy specialist nurses and neurologists.


We also regularly review reputable epilepsy websites to check for consensus on main themes and new developments. These sites include Epilepsy Action, Epilepsy Society, Joint Epilepsy Council, Epilepsy Research UK, SUDEP Action and (American) Epilepsy Foundation.


Whether you are the parent of a child who has recently been diagnosed or has been living with epilepsy for a while, the information contained in this series of 25 individual factsheets may provide useful and additional information for the whole family.



Parents resource pack:

(1) Epilepsy basics
(2) Seizures explained
(3) First aid for seizures
(4) Diagnosing epilepsy
(5) Impact on family life
(6) Explaining epilepsy to your child
(7) Anti-epileptic drugs
(8) Other treatment options
(9) Managing seizure triggers
(10) Medical emergencies
(11) Safety around the house
(12) Help from social work services
(13) Sport and leisure
(14) Going on holiday
(15) Preparing for nursery
(16) Primary and secondary school
(17) Epilepsy and learning
(18) Dealing with sleep problems
(19) Epilepsy and behaviour
(20) Epilepsy and depression
(21) Effect on motor skills and language
(22) Transition into young adulthood
(23) Entitlement to benefits
(24) What the law says
(25) Sources of support and help


The main sources of written reference for our publications are the following: