Usher Institute

Novel animation about epilepsy

A film developed from the themes and findings of the ‘Me and My Epilepsy’ PhD study by Becky Black from The Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre (MMEC) at the University of Edinburgh, with the help of Jacob Capener.

Me and my epilepsy

A novel and innovative educational animation about epilepsy, created using the experiences and words of children with epilepsy themselves was an output from the doctoral qualitative study by Rebecca Black (nee Parry). Rebecca was based at the Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre, with Usher Institute supervisors Jeni Harden and Martyn Pickersgill.

Watch the animation on the Muir Maxwell Epilepsy Centre website

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With children, for children

The animation was made with the help of children with epilepsy, using their experiences and words to help explain what the condition is and what it means to be diagnosed. It explains the diagnosis process, the variety of seizures, and talks about types of medication. Most importantly, it reminds children – they are not alone.