What's happened during National Epilepsy Week?
As in previous years, we wanted to 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 used National Epilepsy Week to help to change that!
- We had a National Epilepsy Week poster and we asked people to put it up in their local GP surgery, library, work noticeboard, hospital or community centre.
- Tell your story. Our website includes lots of people with epilepsy talking about how their condition affects them. Add your story.
- Share our Facebook and Twitter posts. See something you like on our Facebook wall or on Twitter. Share or re-tweet it to the people you know.
Former S Club Juniors star Stacey McClean spoke about her mum Leanne’s epilepsy on radio stations across the UK.
Epilepsy in the media during National Epilepsy Week
- We were on BBC 5 Live Breakfast talking about epilepsy. Listen on the BBC iPlayer website [starts at 34:20]
- We were on London Live's lunchtime news
- We were on BBC Radio Foyle talking about epilepsy. Listen on the iPlayer [starts at 1:39:40]
- York Press: 'York family tell of struggle with epilepsy'
- ThisisWiltshire.co.uk: 'Call to strip away the stigma of epilepsy'
- We've done interviews for Sunrise Radio Yorkshire, Heart Bristol, Pulse 1 and 2, U105, The Breeze, Manx Radio, UCB Radio, BBC Radio Norfolk, Yorkshire Coast Radio, BBC Radio Kent, Capital South Wales, Capital North East and Free Radio.
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 presented awards to 11 places across the UK during National Epilepsy Week.
Fundraise for epilepsy
National Epilepsy Week is a great opportunity to get involved and fundraise for Epilepsy Action! Whether you choose to take on a marathon or organise a tea and cake sale, we would love to hear your ideas and events you have planned.
Your support will ensure that everyone living with epilepsy has access to specialist advice, quality healthcare and can live free of stigma, prejudice and discrimination.