Epilepsy Action is a community of people committed to a better life for everyone affected by epilepsy.
We want high quality, accessible epilepsy healthcare services, so that people with epilepsy have the support the need to manage their condition.
We want wider awareness and understanding of epilepsy, so that people living with the condition are treated with fairness and respect.
Our supporters, members, staff and volunteers are united by these common goals.
Together we're stronger.
Together we provide support and expert advice, raise awareness and fight for a better deal for people with epilepsy.
Together we can:
Give expert advice
Our expert advice helps people affected by epilepsy to understand the condition and take a more active role in their own care and treatment.Learn more
Our national network of support groups offers a lifeline to people close to home.Learn more
Improve public attitudes
Our awareness-raising campaigns improve public attitudes and bring closer the day when people with epilepsy get respect, fairness and understanding.Learn more
Influence decision makers
Our campaigns for positive change in government policy create a better, fairer future for people with epilepsy.Learn more
Enable vital research
Our vital research reveals more about the causes of epilepsy, the issues affecting people with epilepsy and takes us towards new treatments - and one day a cure.Learn more
Our quality-assured epilepsy information keeps professionals up-to-date with the latest developments in epilepsy care, treatment and research.Learn more
The difference we make together
Children with epilepsy
"My 10 year old daughter watched these video's and then put together a presentation to teach her class mates about what is happening to her.
She was so proud and clearly relieved that she was able to explain to her peers what epilepsy is and how it affects her."Learn more
Jo and Charlie's story
"When my little boy Charlie’s epilepsy medication was causing him problems, I called the Epilepsy Action Helpline for advice. Thanks to their help, we got Charlie onto medication that worked for him.
Last Christmas, Charlie was angry, he'd lost that special sparkle but now he is calmer, more himself, our little Charlie's back!"Learn more
Coffee and chat groups
Kerry from Nottingham said she felt quite isolated and never really went far from her home on her own. Since attending a chat group she said:
"Coffee and Chat groups are a good way of getting out and seeing people. The group has given me lots of experience and I do more talking than before. I now regard the people who attend as being friends."Learn more