Putting epilepsy front and center
Statistics show that more than 600 people in Guernsey suffer with epilepsy. But, until now, no dedicated charity has existed to help these people and those that care for them.
Epilepsy Guernsey was formed to fill that gap, and provide people in the Bailiwick of Guernsey with the support, information, and funding they need.
The charity’s committee is formed from people who have experienced or witnessed the long journey to diagnosis and treatment first-hand.
Together, they came to one conclusion: that no one should have to do it alone.
Epilepsy facts and figures
Epilepsy affects 1 in 100 people across the United Kingdom.
Diagnosis is challenging, as epilepsy is not yet fully understood, and shares similarities with other neurological disorders.
When you do receive a diagnosis, it can be similarly difficult to decide on the correct course of treatment.
Diagnosis comes with a number of other consequences, such
as losing one's driving license, employment, and more.
There are roughly 40 different types of epileptic seizure, and a person can be susceptible to more than one kind.