Posted by Emma Nugent | 26 Mar 2018
Epilepsy affects 55,000 people within Scotland which is 1 in 97 people. The condition itself stems from the brain causing repeat and spontaneous seizures. When these unpredictable seizures take place, the person can lose awareness of their surroundings., and need support from those around them at that time.
If you are with someone having a seizure, there are some helpful things you can do, such as:
When to call the ambulance:
If you are a health professional and would like more information or training on how to support people with epilepsy, then below are a few links to resources, information and training for clinicians.
Epilepsy Action website resource: https://www.epilepsy.org.uk/
Scottish Paediatric Epilepsy Network (SPEN): http://www.nsd.scot.nhs.uk/services/nmcn/spen.html
Epilepsy Scotland: http://www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk/training/info_117.html
Scottish Epilepsy Centre: https://www.scottishepilepsycentre.org.uk/index.php/healthprofessionals/patientreferralsprofessionals