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Epilepsy Action

Epilepsy Action Sheffield

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The following sources of information may be of use:

NHS 111 http://www.nhs.uk/

NHS Sheffield http://www.sheffieldccg.nhs.uk/

St John Ambulance First Aid advice http://www.sja.org.uk/sja/first-aid-advice.aspx

British Red Cross First Aid Courses https://www.redcrossfirstaidtraining.co.uk/

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals http://www.sth.nhs.uk/

Sheffield Children’s Hospital http://www.sheffieldchildrens.nhs.uk/

Sheffield Carers http://www.sheffieldcarers.org.uk

Sheffield Young Carers http://sheffieldyoungcarers.org.uk/

Sheffield City Council https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/

Sheffield Safe Places scheme http://www.sheffieldsafeplaces.org.uk/

Support Dogs http://supportdogs.org.uk/

Epilepsy Bereaved https://www.sudep.org/

Non-epileptic Attack Disorder  http://www.nonepilepticattackdisorder.org.uk/

For a better life with epilepsy (F.A.B.L.E.) http://www.fable.org.uk/

Young Epilepsy http://www.youngepilepsy.org.uk/

Epilepsy Surgery Friends http://epilepsysurgeryfriends.co.uk

Health Talk http://healthtalk.org/

Health Watch Sheffield https://www.healthwatchsheffield.co.uk/

Citizens Advice Bureau http://www.adviceguide.org.uk/

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Click here for an Information sheet on first aid for seizures. (Pdf)

Click here for a quick free e-learning module on

what to do when someone has a seizure.

One way of helping yourself when you have seizures is to carry an ID card or wear ID jewellery.  

You can get these from:  Epilepsy Action, Medic Alert and Mybugle.

You should be able to find something that suits your needs and style.  Some of you may also have been issued with one by the Sheffield Hospitals Epilepsy service.

Paramedics and first-aiders are trained to look for these.  They will help them understand your epilepsy and so ensure that you get the best care.

However, do please ensure that the information about you they contain is up to date - it could save your life!

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BBC Radio4 - The Life Scientific, 6 November 2018, Detective of the mind Dr Suzanne O'Sullivan.  Suzanne’s an expert on epilepsy, and the unusual ways that seizures can manifest themselves.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000112j