We exist to improve the lives
of everyone affected by epilepsy


For young people

If you’re a teenager with epilepsy, you probably have all sorts of questions about how epilepsy could affect your life. For example, will you be able to go on holiday with friends, go to concerts and clubs and drink alcohol? Or maybe you have a friend, brother or sister who has epilepsy and you just want to understand more about it.

The aim of these webpages is to answer these questions. If you want to find more detailed information, or information on anything else about epilepsy, contact the Epilepsy Action freephone helpline on 0808 800 5050 or helpline@epilepsy.org.uk or tweet or text.

If you want to talk online to other teenagers with epilepsy, visit the Tea Room. This is for 13 to 19 year olds.

Have a look at  Youth health talk for video clips of young people talking about their experience of epilepsy.

Your first seizure

Event Date: 
Thursday 26 November 2015 - 13:41

Epilepsy Action would like to thank epilepsy specialist nurses Neil Williamson at University Hospital Lewisham and Ruth McNulty at St Luke’s Hospital, Bradford for their contribution to this information. They have declared no conflict of interest.

This information has been produced under the terms of The Information Standard.

  • Updated June 2018
    To be reviewed June 2021

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