Media Release: Free information event on uncontrolled epilepsy, May 2


HERE is your chance to find out more about uncontrolled seizures and some options to help difficult epilepsy!

Come and be updated at Epilepsy Scotland’s free information event in Perth from 10am – 2pm on Saturday 2 May in the town’s AK Bell library.

Our ‘Epilepsy – choices beyond drugs’ event is for anyone whose seizures are not fully-controlled, as well as families and carers who want the latest information.

Speakers and informal workshop discussions will look at epilepsy surgery, vagal nerve stimulation (VNS) and the ketogenic diet.

This event is open to the public.

Trained staff will be on hand to listen to your questions and explain what services and support is available for those with unmanageable epilepsy.

Participants can also take away literature and details of Epilepsy Scotland’s confidential freephone helpline, website, and training courses.

Anyone wishing to attend can reserve a free place by contacting Rosemary Charlton at Epilepsy Scotland:


Notes to editor

1. Photo opportunity

A photo call at the ‘Epilepsy – choices beyond drugs’ will be held at 11.10am during the morning break on May 2 with participants, which includes local MSPs and councillors, in the A K Bell library, Perth, PH2 8EP.

Epilepsy Scotland’s contact officers will be available for interview beforehand and at the event.

2.    Epilepsy Scotland works with people affected by epilepsy to ensure that their voice is heard. We campaign for improved healthcare, better information provision and an end to stigma. This common serious neurological condition affects one in 97 people. We represent the estimated 54,000 people with epilepsy, their families and carers. Our freephone Helpline (0808 800 2200) offers support and information. People can email (, text 07786 209501, find us on facebook, use twitter @epilepsy_scot or visit:

3.    For more event details please contact: Uschi Stickroth, contact officer on 0141 427 4911 or Allana Parker, public affairs officer on: 0141 419 1701 or 07884 012 147.

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Epilepsy Scotland contact details…

Contact: Allana Parker
Phone: 07884012147