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Helmets, headgear and other safety aids

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Protective headgear

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.

Ability Matters Group
Tel: 0800 072 3122
Website: abilitymatters.co.uk

Tel: 01622 858 502
No website

Health and Care
Tel: 020 7720 2266
Website: healthandcare.co.uk

Tel: 01626 835 552
Website: smirthwaite.co.uk

Thudguard (helmets for infants only)
Tel: 0777 898 6405
Website: thudguard.com

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

Epilepsy Lifestyle
Tel: 07596 511870
Website: epilepsylifestyle.org.uk
Applications currently closed due to lack of funding.

Epilepsy sucks
Facebook page: facebook.com/Epilepsy.UK
Applications currently closed due to lack of funding.

Stockists that sell safety pillows

Sleep-Safe Products
Tel: 07092 255916
Website: sleep-safe.co.uk

Tel: 0161 974 7189
Website: telmenow.com

Pram security

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
Website: remap.org.uk
May be able to provide a custom-made solution to stop your pushchair rolling away.

Phil and Teds Sport pushchair
Website: philandteds.com/uk
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.

Support Dogs
Tel: 0114 261 7800
Website: supportdogs.org.uk

Event Date: 
Monday 8 May 2017 - 13:36

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

  • Updated October 2018
    To be reviewed October 2019

Comments: read the 2 comments or add yours


I used Telmenow.com to purchase a anti-suffocation pillow for my daughter. Their service has been awful and I thought I should share. I placed the order on 08/10/2018. I had confirmation when it went through and they took payment immediately. Then nothing no contact and no pillow. I had to contact them on 7 separate occasions to get a resolution. I believe I only got a response on the last occasion because I asked for a refund. The cushion has finally been dispatched to me (apparently) but I have no proof of dispatch or courier details. I had no apology from company for inconvenience or any explanation as to why they hadn't sent it till now (even though there website states delivery within 3 working days). Shocking! I have my doubts it will even arrive today as I have been promise but we shall see. Maybe reconsider them as a listed supplier on your website.

Submitted by Anna Clayton on

I got given a grant for £600 a few years ago and purchased seizure headguards, medical ID bracelets and medication holders for demonstration purposes only to show to the public when i organised a charity event in 2015 and i became a committee member and they give grants out to people within the East Lindsey district area who meet the Funding criteria.

Submitted by Andrew Jackson on

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