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STARS 'Shine a light on Education'
The Education project ‘Shine a Light on Education’ is a very important step forward for STARS. STARS has identified that children who have syncope and are in education are isolated due to an inherent lack of understanding of their condition. STARS will use an innovative new volunteer network to help implement this project. There are currently 1020 children on STARS database that would directly benefit from this scheme.
The Shine A Light on Education Project will improve their lives by developing STARS existing advisory services (including the 24/7 helpline), extending our volunteer outreach programme, building a national database of service provision, increasing the information sharing networking opportunities offered by our website and developing resources for schools, clubs, employers, care homes and other groups to help reduce the stigma associated with syncope and anoxic seizures. These activities will be supported by a campaign to improve awareness amongst the general public, general practitioners and primary care providers.