What's happening during National Epilepsy Week?
As in previous years, we’ll be telling as many people as possible about epilepsy, to help improve the lives of everyone affected by the condition.
In our recent poll, we found that many people don’t feel comfortable talking about their epilepsy with others for fear of discrimination.
We want to use National Epilepsy Week to help to change that.
What can I do the support National Epilepsy Week?
We'll update this page regularly. But here are a few things you can do right now...
How can I talk about my epilepsy?
If you're in the UK and have a story to tell about living with epilepsy, we’d love to hear from you. Your stories will be used to help us raise awareness of epilepsy in the media during National Epilepsy Week.
- Maybe you struggle with talking about your epilepsy and are now ready to speak out.
- Or perhaps you’ve always been open about your epilepsy and would like to encourage others to do the same.
Whatever your story, we’d love to hear from you.
Walk for epilepsy
Organising a Walk for Epilepsy is one of the simplest fundraising activities you can do. Whether it's a canal side stroll, a jaunt through the local countryside or a tour around your local town or city, all you need to do is plan your route and invite your friends and family to join you.
Is your school an award-winner?
Thank you to everyone who nominated a local nursery, school, college or university for an award. Our Edwards awards celebrate the great work being done to support students with epilepsy.
We'll be presenting awards to 11 places across the UK during National Epilepsy Week.