National epilepsy week focus on children

epilepsy_action_childdrawing.jpgUK education and support charity Epilepsy Action has launched this year’s National Epilepsy Week, running from 14th-20th May.

The theme of the 2006 event is children and young people and the charity is focusing on encouraging schools to maximise the potential of pupils with epilepsy.

In a recent survey, only 19% of schools felt that staff knowledge of epilepsy was good.

Consequently, Epilepsy Action has produced a raft of information to support parents and teachers in their care of affected pupils, including an online guide: Essential Information for Teachers.

Even if you’re not involved with children or schools you can learn how to help someone who has a seizure. You could save their life.

Link to information on National Epilepsy Week.
Link to Essential Information for Teachers.
Link to first aid for seizures.

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