We know that heading out and about can be worrying if there’s a chance you’ll have a seizure in a public place. First aid for seizures is something that anyone can do, but lots of people don’t feel confident enough to step in and help. This National Epilepsy Week, you worked with us to change this and to let members of the public know what to do if they see someone having a seizure.
Whether you shared something on Facebook, re-tweeted a video or shared your story in the press, you have helped us educate people about epilepsy. Here are just some of the ways you helped us to make a difference:
- People with epilepsy along with representatives of Epilepsy Action were interviewed on radio and tv stations all over the UK – including Derrick and Louise on 5 News!
- Our media volunteers told their stories to journalists, and that led to lots of pieces about people having seizures in public in newspapers, like Craig in the Nottingham Post and Jane in the Oxford Times. If you would like to tell your story in the media, you can find out more here.
- Thanks to people sharing our post on Facebook, over 1,000 people requested seizure first aid cards to carry with them
- We hosted a successful ‘Ask me anything’ on Reddit, where over 100 people had their questions about epilepsy answered by our epilepsy experts
- You shared your #SeizureSaviour stories on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram over the course of the week
This National Epilepsy Week, we reached nearly 8 million people with information about epilepsy and first aid. With your support, we can make the world a safer place for people with epilepsy.