Understanding Epilepsy: Lucy’s Story

Over 500,000 people in the UK have epilepsy. That’s about one in every 100 people. But how does epilepsy affect workers and what can businesses do to support epileptic employees?

We spoke to Lucy Wyatt about her personal experience of epilepsy, how it affects her work and the struggles she’s faced in the workplace due to her condition.

Lucy was diagnosed with Juvenile Myoclonic epilepsy at the age of 12 and suffers two types of seizures; absence seizures and myoclonic jerks. Now, at 33, Lucy has lived with her condition for most of her life but, like most epileptic conditions, there has never been any warning of when her seizures will occur. Read more…

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