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Protective headgear can be helpful if you need to protect your head during seizures.
In the UK, your hospital consultant can prescribe protective headgear on the NHS, if they feel it is appropriate. You can also buy protective headgear privately. Here is a list of stockists.
Tel: 0800 072 3122
Tel: 01622 858 502
Tel: 028 8772 7855
Health and Care
Tel: 020 7720 2266
Tel: 01626 835 552
Thudguard (helmets for infants only)
Tel: 0777 898 6405
Safety pillows (anti-suffocation pillows)
Safety pillows have small holes. They may help you breathe more easily than a normal pillow if you are lying face down when having a seizure.
Charities that supply free safety pillows
Tel: 07596 511870
Facebook page: facebook.com/Epilepsy.UK
Stockists that sell safety pillows
Tel: 0777 3619 552
Tel: 0800 246 1939
Pram security systems can stop a pram or pushchair rolling away, if you let go of the handle during a seizure.
Tel: 0845 1300 456
Can supply pram security lanyard, which attaches the pram to the person pushing it.
Phil and Teds Sport pushchair
Pushchair with built-in safety brake to stop it rolling away if you let go of the handle.
Seizure alert dogs
Seizure alert dogs are trained to detect oncoming seizures and alert you so you have time to make yourself safe.
Tel: 0114 261 7800
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- Updated May 2017To be reviewed May 2018