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Flu jab and Epilepsy

People with epilepsy are being urged by The Department of Health, to get their annual free flu jab this year! Don’t wait until there’s a flu outbreak before getting your jab this winter, is the message being given to people with neurological conditions such as epilepsy. The Department of Health advises people who may be at risk … Continue reading Flu jab and Epilepsy

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Protest: HardestHit Peaceful Protest, Bristol

  When: Thursday 25 October, 12 noon - 2pm There will be a protest by Disabled People outside Bristol City Council offices, College Green, Bristol, BS1 - on Thursday 25th October 2012 at 12 noon til 2pm. Following the big noisy rally in London on Saturday 20th October 2012, this is part of the Hardest … Continue reading Protest: HardestHit Peaceful Protest, Bristol

Charities seek to safeguard disabled people’s benefits, says Epilepsy Society

News from Epilepsy Society UK: Epilepsy Society is urging newly appointed Government contractors to consider the needs of people with epilepsy when reassessing their disability benefits. The charity is part of the Disability Benefits Consortium which is encouraging the contractors to sign up to 10 pledgeswhich they believe will deliver a fair deal for those with a … Continue reading Charities seek to safeguard disabled people’s benefits, says Epilepsy Society

Sarah Reid: How my Daughter Layla (age 7) wrote a book

Sarah Reid (Bristol Epilepsy Support Group member) explains how her seven-year-old daughter Layla has written a book, "Epilepsy for Kids", for children who have a family member with Epilepsy, Epilepsy for Kids by Layla Reid, published by Pomegranate Books, Bristol £6.50 (p&p free for limited period). (or CLICK HERE - to buy Epilepsy for Kids by … Continue reading Sarah Reid: How my Daughter Layla (age 7) wrote a book

PODCAST: Episode 2 | UK Epilepsy Podcast

This podcast series recorded, produced and presented by Sam Downie of Dsoundz Media and co-hosted with @AlastairMillen . In which they talk about epilepsy and the various aspects of the condition. In the 2nd episode of the UK Epilepsy Podcast, join Sam + Alastair and guests Kristen and Ken, as we Talk about Epilepsy and the support that is out there … Continue reading PODCAST: Episode 2 | UK Epilepsy Podcast

PODCAST: Episode 1 | UK Epilepsy Podcast

This podcast series recorded, produced and presented by Sam Downie of Dsoundz Media and co-hosted with @AlastairMillen . In which they talk about epilepsy and the various aspects of the condition. Episode 01: Talk About It Date of Podcast: 5th September, 2012 Audio Duration: 1 Hour [mejsaudio src="http://archive.org/download/EpilepsyUkChatEpisode01Talkaboutit/epilepsy_podcast01_sept9_2012_talkaboutit.mp3"] In this 1 hour podcast Sam and Alastair talk about their … Continue reading PODCAST: Episode 1 | UK Epilepsy Podcast

Take Epilepsy Action Campaign

Take epilepsy action is a national campaign to raise awareness among the general public of different kinds of seizures and appropriate first aid. Interested? To find out more about how you can get involved, contact the PR and campaigns team. Email action@epilepsy.org.uk or call Epilepsy Action on 0113 210 8889. The campaign will run for 12 months and target different … Continue reading Take Epilepsy Action Campaign

National Epilepsy Society is seeking volunteers

The Epilepsy Society ( previously the NSE) is on the lookout for volunteers to help inform people about epilepsy in Bristol and the surrounding area.   The Epilepsy society runs an information network, distributing information and giving support to people with epilepsy, their families, carers and others in the community.  If you are interested in joining Bristol team … Continue reading National Epilepsy Society is seeking volunteers