Focal aware seizures

Seizures explained: Focal seizures

  Over the next few weeks, we will be looking at the different types of seizures. In this first part, our Helpline and Information Officer, Stuart Macgee looks at seizures which only affect one part of the brain. These are known as focal seizures, also known as partial seizures.


epilepsy

My story of living with epilepsy

  Ryan was diagnosed with epilepsy 20 years ago aged just 12. Here he shares his experiences of growing up with epilepsy, challenges he has faced and what advice he would give to someone newly diagnosed.


ESN

2021 Election Campaign – More Epilepsy Specialist Nurses

  For the sixth Scottish Parliament election, we decided to make six asks of the next Scottish Government and group of MSPs elected. Our Policy Assistant, Anna Telfer, provides information on our second election ask, which is to ensure there is at least one adult and one paediatric Epilepsy Specialist Nurse in each health board.


Learning disabilities

COVID-19 spotlights a need for change

  Our Chief Executive, Lesslie Young, looks at how the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic must be used to address the inequalities faced by people with learning disabilities.


benefits

2021 Election Campaign – Invisible condition training for benefit assessors

  For the sixth Scottish Parliament election, we decided to make six asks of the next Scottish Government and group of MSPs elected. Our Interim Policy and Communications Manager, Rona Johnson, provides information on our third election ask, which is to ask new disability benefits assessors to be specifically trained to understand fluctuating conditions like epilepsy.


Neurophysiology

2021 Election Campaign – Support Neurophysiology in Scotland

  As this is the sixth Scottish Parliament election, we decided to make six asks of the next Scottish Government and group of MSPs elected. Our Interim Policy and Communications Manager, Rona Johnson provides information on our fifth election ask, which is support neurophysiology in Scotland.


Epilepsy

Growing up whilst living with epilepsy

  Elle began having seizures during her childhood. Here she shares her experiences and how she wants to encourage people to not feel ashamed of having epilepsy.


Disability

The irreversible damage of decades of inaction

  Our Chief Executive, Lesslie Young looks at how the impact of the pandemic on children and young adults who live with disadvantage and disability every day may be irreparable.


Mental health

Children, epilepsy and mental health

  On Children’s Mental Health Week, our Helpline and Information Officer, Stuart Macgee looks at identifying depression in children and young people and the possible causes.


Support

Supporting you during COVID-19 pandemic

  It is normal to feel anxious, sad or depressed during these difficult times. However, there is support out there to help you get through it. Our Wellbeing Manager, Vicki Burns provides information on how we can support you.


2021 Election Campaign – Funded PhDs in epilepsy

  Last week, we were delighted to launch our 2021 Scottish Parliament Manifesto. As this is the sixth Scottish Parliament election, we decided to make six asks of the next Scottish Government and group of MSPs elected. Our Policy Assistant, Anna Telfer provides information on our sixth election ask, which is funded PhDs in epilepsy.


100 mile challenge

Why I am doing the 100 Mile Challenge

  Our 100 Mile Challenge is off to a great start with lots of our supporters signing up. We had a chat with Rihannon who explained what this challenge means to her.