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Young people and epilepsy

Information for young people about epilepsy including how it may affect your life, education, relationships, driving or worklife. 

If you have epilepsy, you may feel OK about it, or you may have questions or worries.

Your epilepsy and your choices in life may feel like big issues. This information looks briefly at what epilepsy is and treatment. We also look at sports and leisure, sex, drugs and social life, driving, getting work, how you might feel about your epilepsy, getting support, and how friends can help if you have a seizure.

You may want to look at some sections now, and other sections another time. Our confidential helpline can also give you more information on all of these topics.




University and epilepsy

If you're considering going to university or if you’ve definitely decided that’s what you want to do, you’ll need to think about what this will mean for you in practical terms and about what support you might need, including financial support. Being well prepared will help you to make the most of your time at university.

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Your feelings

If you do feel down or worried about your epilepsy, you're not alone. Many young people with epilepsy may have the same worries that you have. Some people find that talking about their concerns can help. There are lots of ways that you can connect with other people and get support.

Want to know more?

Order or download our Your epilepsy - now and next booklet:

Download the PDF (934KB)

For printed copies, please call our Helpline on 01494 601 400. Please note - we require a purchase order for bulk orders.