As you may know, we support a large number of service users who have epilepsy at Horizons. All our staff are trained in epilepsy awareness and, where needed, the administration of emergency medication. This month I was informed by a parent that it is ‘Epilepsy Awareness Month’ in the US so I thought it was worth sharing some online resources, not just for families who have somebody with epilepsy but for those who don’t as well.
Firstly the NHS website gives an overview of epilepsy then goes into more detail as you look through it – you can access it here.
Epilepsy Action, the working name of the British Epilepsy Association, a registered charity in England and Wales, has a website epilepsy.org.uk which again has lots of information on epilepsy. Their resources include a free e-learning module ‘What to do when someone has a seizure’ – it does not take long to go through and may just save somebody’s life, please click here for more details.
There are a number of other good resources online as well as local associations supporting families. Please share with family and friends.
In other news this week, Emma’s group have been very busy. On Wednesday they visited the Manchester Christmas markets and enjoyed browsing round all the festive goodies..
..although Sophie was really vexed when they found the chocolate marshmallow stall because Stephen Mulhern was filming right in front of it and she couldn’t buy any!! (they will have to go back for another visit)..
The group have also been cooking up a storm this week (and washing up too!)..
I hope you have a great week,
Head of Centre
Don’t forget we also share all the wonderful pictures of our young people in a new album on our Facebook page each week. Please click here to see what they have been getting up to!