The fun and educational board game Action Zone!™, designed to reduce the stigma around epilepsy, has won two awards at the annual Communiqué Awards which recognise best practice in pharmaceutical PR and medical education.
in every 200 children in the UK has epilepsy, and Great Ormond Street
Hospital clinical nurse specialist, Siobhan Hannan, and neurology
professor, Helen Cross, helped to develop the game along with teachers,
neurologists and others who wrote questions and developed concepts.
main aim of the game, which is designed for six to 11 year olds, is to
dispel myths that children might have about epilepsy by providing
information about the condition through a question and answer quiz. It
has now been translated into 17 different languages and is estimated to
be played by over 500,000 children across the world.
“We are absolutely delighted that the game has been given these
awards. It is a fun way of learning about epilepsy, with the aim being
to increase the level of knowledge amongst the general public about the
condition, which in turn might lead to a reduction in the stigma
associated with the condition.”
For further information, including how to obtain a copy of the game, visit www.action-zone.info.
Hayley Dodman, Great Ormond Street Hospital press office: 020 7239 3126
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