Epilepsy Action has launched a DVD called Epilepsy in prison. The new resource is for professionals working in prisons and prisoners. It will help raise awareness of the issues associated with living with epilepsy in a prison setting
The DVD, set in a prison, features the stories of two prisoners with epilepsy. It focuses on concerns such as telling others about their epilepsy, medication and the need for support. It was developed with the help of prisoners. They scripted the film to ensure it is realistic and addresses some of the issues a person with epilepsy could face.
The aim of the DVD is to encourage those in the prison system to tell healthcare professionals about their condition. It will also help increase understanding among prison staff of the impact epilepsy could have on a prisoner.
Copies of the DVD are being sent to prisons and youth offending units across England and Wales. Alternatively, order a copy of the DVD or follow a link to watch the film. It is also available to watch on Epilepsy Action’s website at epilepsy.org.uk/prisondvd SR