Epilepsy can happen to anyone, anytime. Elaine, a sociable young woman, in a good job, had a seizure unexpectedly. Due to the embarrassment of seizures, loved ones began dropping out of her life. She no longer works or drives due to epilepsy, leaving her stuck at home, alone. “…Christmas was the most depressing and suffocating experience…no contact from anyone for seven days".

We help people like Elaine. Donations fund:

• Free advice for everyone affected by epilepsy

• Local support through ‘coffee and chat’ groups and events

• The fight for better healthcare and a fairer, safer society for people with epilepsy.

Did you know...

Epilepsy Action improves the lives of people with epilepsy

600,000 people are living with epilepsy in the UK.

87 people are diagnosed with epilepsy every day (17 of these are young people under the age of 18).

Three people die every day because of their epilepsy. SUDEP (Sudden Unexplained Death in Epilepsy) claims around 500 people’s lives each year in the UK. Others die because they have had accident caused by a seizure.

Nine out of 10 people in Britain would get basic first aid for seizures wrong.

Virtually all of the life-changing support we provide is funded by donations and fundraising.

What makes Epilepsy Action different

We are here for people when they need us the most. Our Freephone helpline has been described as a lifeline.

Epilepsy Action is certified as a quality provider of health and Social care information by The Information Standard. The Information Standard mark provides an easy way to identify quality information that you can trust.

Other ways to support

Challenge yourself by taking part in an event.

Everyone’s epilepsy story is unique, and sharing your story helps others know they are not alone.

Join with your colleagues to raise funds and awareness at work.

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