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People with epilepsy do not always know when a seizure may happen, which can make them particularly vulnerable in some situations.

It makes a difference when people around you know how to help if a seizure occurs.

If someone has a seizure:

  • Check for medical ID, care plan or emergency contact details on them If safe to do so, check to see if they have this information.
  • If they do not have anything obvious, or it is not safe to look, the following is a useful guide to help you support them or download a Seizure First Aid Poster.

Take a look at our Seizure and Injury section to help you do your own hazard assessment.