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Safety and seizures

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Risk is part of daily life for everyone, whether they have epilepsy or not. However, for a person with epilepsy, some important safety precautions are needed. People whose seizures are frequent and unpredictable will need to be safety aware, especially if they are likely to have a sudden loss of consciousness or a fall. Thinking about safety and risks can be difficult and it’s understandable that you may feel some anxiety about it, but in the long run it will keep you safer.

This section will give an overview of seizures and how you can stay safe. Alongside the information contained within this entire section of our website, we also have a comprehensive booklet available entitled 'Safety and Seizures'. This resource is available to read and download on our website.

If you need further information or support after reading this section of our website, please do not hesitate to contact your local Community Resource Officer. You can find their details by visiting the 'Our Local Service' section of our website.