Posted by Aston Avery

Listen: epilepsy awareness

Epilepsy is a condition that affects around 630,000 people in the UK. For many of them, the experiences of having a seizure in public are nothing short of harrowing.

The stigma surrounding epilepsy and potentially having a seizure in public is causing people to feel isolated and excluded from social events, with over 50% reporting that they have avoided public places due to the fear of having a seizure.

People with epilepsy also face emotional trauma and physical danger when having seizures in public.

Epilepsy Action have launched the CARE acronym to teach the key things we need to know and do when it comes to looking after someone having a seizure in public.

Aston spoke to Rebekah Smith, Deputy CEO of Epilepsy Action and Imogen Cautherey.

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