Lesslie Young - Chief Executive Officer

Epilepsy and Occupational Health


Read our chief executive Lesslie Young’s latest blog:

Feeling valued, having a purpose in life and a reason to get up every morning is important for everyone. Also, consistent employment helps to achieve all of those aims.

For anyone who is living with epilepsy and trying to gain employment, the challenges in their daily life combined with those encountered or anticipated in the work place may seem insurmountable.

There may be anxiety about how someone already in work will maintain their employment when newly diagnosed.

It was through the many calls to Epilepsy Scotland’s Helpline from people in these situations. Furthermore, we saw a need for more and better information about epilepsy in the workplace.  Our Occupational Health Guide provides information and advice from experts in the fields of occupational health medicine and epilepsy.

It is the only one of its kind in the UK. Also, we have received requests to receive our Occupational Health Guide from businesses and employees across the UK.

Our Occupational Health Guide is being reviewed and updated by Occupational Health Official. This will help make sure our Occupational Health Guide continues to assist employers and employees alike. It will also help ensure the best possible outcome for people with epilepsy in the workplace.

If you are an employee or an employer and are looking for information regarding epilepsy in the workplace, please contact our Helpline & Information team on 0808 800 2200 or email contact@epilepsyscotland.org.uk.