Please note, the helpline will be closed over Easter from Friday 18 April until Tuesday 23 April. If you would like to send us a message over this period, you can email us or contact us on social media.
If you would like to talk to someone about epilepsy, our trained advisers are here to help. We offer confidential and personal advice and you can tell us as much or as little as you want. No question is a silly question.
Contact our advisers
Epilepsy Action Helpline call 0808 800 5050
We're now open longer:
- Monday to Thursday 8.30am-8.00pm
- Friday 8.30am-4.30pm
- Saturday 10.00am-4.00pm
It’s free to call from all UK landlines and mobiles. (International calls are not free.)
Helpline advice in 150 languages - the Epilepsy Action Helpline offers advice and information in 150 languages.
Email email@example.com - email your question about epilepsy. We aim to reply within 48 hours (on work days).
UK text messages: 0753 741 0044 - we aim to reply to your texts within 24 hours (on work days).
Leaflets, booklets and learning resources
Epilepsy Action shop - we have a wide range of books, booklets and factsheets about epilepsy. Please take a look at what we have available.
Epilepsy and you – our online course gives you the skills and confidence to manage your epilepsy.
Epilepsy Action Learning - has a range of online courses and learning resources to help you understand more about epilepsy. You can work at your own pace and at a time that suits you.
- For people with epilepsy - learn how to manage your condition and improve your wellbeing
- Epilepsy first aid - what to do when someone has a seizure
- For school staff - learn how to support pupils with epilepsy and meet statutory guidance
- For care and support staff - learn how to care for and support people with epilepsy, including risk management and care planning
Epilepsy Awareness training - we deliver training to UK-based groups who want to learn more about epilepsy. These include private employers, healthcare and service providers, colleges and schools.
Contact others living with epilepsy
Coffee and chat groups - these give people living with epilepsy the chance to meet each other in ordinary venues like cafes, tea rooms and coffee shops. They offer a relaxed way to meet new people, share experiences and get information on how to learn more about epilepsy.
Local branches – run by volunteers, most local branches hold regular meetings offering a mixture of social events, informative talks and discussions.
forum4e is a free online community for people with epilepsy and carers of people with epilepsy
Epilepsy Action has a very active Facebook page