Epilepsy Action has won another award for its campaigning for people with epilepsy. The HealthE mum-to-be campaign won the CIPR Yorkshire and Lincolnshire PRide Award for Best Healthcare Campaign.Epilepsy Action's Louise Cousins and Nicole Crosby-McKenna collected the award last night at the Chartered Institute of PR event in Leeds.
To win an award from the Chartered Institute of PR is a fantastic endorsement of Epilepsy Action's work.
As part of the HealthE mum-to-be campaign, Epilepsy Action launched a series of new and updated resources to support health professionals and women with epilepsy through pregnancy. The charity has updated its Epilepsy in pregnancy: resource pack for obstetrics professionals for midwives and obstetricians. The pack helps health professionals learn more about epilepsy and ensure women with epilepsy get the support and advice they need during pregnancy. It includes updated resources that link to national guidelines for caring for mums-to-be with epilepsy. Health professionals will be encouraged to share this information with their patients.
Epilepsy Action has also developed a new magazine for mums-to-be to make sure they are aware of the issues that may affect their pregnancy. The Pregnancy Diaries features the stories of six mums with epilepsy. It charts the progress of their pregnancies and how they dealt with their epilepsy. The new magazine will also be sent to medical professionals across the UK, along with the resource pack, to highlight the issues women with epilepsy face during their pregnancies