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Stories about young people

Schools urged to enter epilepsy education awards

26 Apr 2013

The Edwards aim to recognise educational establishments who are providing a supportive learning environment to pupils or students with epilepsy. Epilepsy Action is encouraging nurseries, schools, colleges and universities from across the UK to get involved and show their outstanding support for students with epilepsy. Nominations can be made by educational establishments or parents and students.

Police dog finds missing girl

23 Apr 2013

A special police tracker dog has located a missing girl with epilepsy. The girl, a 15-year-old student, had disappeared from her school in Newark, New Jersey, US.

The local Sherriff’s office requested a ‘K-9’ team be sent to the girl’s school, North Star Academy Middle School. The tracker dog, a bloodhound called ‘Mac’, was given the girl’s scent from her jacket which she had left behind.

Mac tracked the girl from the school. The child was discovered lying unconscious on the ground following a seizure.

Loneliness in young people with epilepsy

25 Jan 2013

lonliness story newsA new Scandinavian study of young people shows that epilepsy is the number two cause of loneliness in this group.

Dr Kristin Alfstad surveyed over 10,000 young people in Norway to find out how they see their social relationships with family, classmates and so on. The survey used statements like 'I have a feeling nobody knows me well'. Respondents were then invited to say how correct they felt the statement was.

Young, gifted and living with epilepsy? Epilepsy Action needs you

15 Apr 2010

Imagine being able to tell your friends about your epilepsy and finding that it’s no big deal.  Imagine getting the epilepsy information you need when you want it, leaving you free to just get on with it.

The theme of National Epilepsy Week this year is young people with epilepsy. Having epilepsy, seizures and taking anti-epileptic drugs may have a huge impact on the lives of teenagers with epilepsy. It may affect how you cope in lessons, what sports you play and what time you go to bed. 

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