When someone has a seizure, CARE
C – Comfort
Cushion their head with something soft, to protect them from injury and keep them comfortable
A – Action
Start to time the seizure, and clear the area of anything that might be harmful. You could also check if the person has a medical ID or bracelet with more information on how to help
R – Reassure
When the seizure has stopped, place them in the recovery position, stay with them and reassure them as they come round
E – Emergency
Call 999 if:
the seizure continues for more than 5 minutes
the person is not regaining consciousness
the person goes straight into another seizure
the person has trouble breathing after the seizure
the person has never had a seizure before
One in 107 people in the UK have epilepsy, with 80 people being diagnosed every day.
Many are left feeling scared, confused and alone.
Epilepsy Action is here to help, to make sure that as many people as possible understand epilepsy, and that no one has to face the condition alone.
This year we expect Over 11,000 enquires to our Helpline and Webchat service
Over 21,000 people to learn from our epilepsy training
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62 brand new Talk and Support groups to be launched