St Cuthbert's health champions attend training to increase knowledge of epilepsy

Date published: 18 October 2019

Year nine students at St Cuthbert’s High School have undertaken training to increase their knowledge of epilepsy.

The year nine health champions underwent the training at Callaghan House in Heywood, where Michael Donohoe delivered the training to raise awareness and increase knowledge of the condition.

Epilepsy is a common condition that affects the brain and causes frequent seizures (bursts of electrical activity in the brain that temporarily affect how it works). Epilepsy can start at any age, but usually starts either in childhood or in people over 60.

It's often lifelong, but can sometimes get slowly better over time.

The students received certificates of achievement and are now able to pass this information to their peers in school.

A spokesperson for the St Cuthbert's said: "All of the students behaved in a professional manner throughout the day."

More information on epilepsy can be found on the NHS website:

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