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Epilepsy Action has a number of local managers working across England:

Will ButterworthCentral England manager

Will Butterworth

Covers Cambridgeshire, Derbyshire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Worcestershire

Cliff ChallengerNorthern England

Cliff Challenger

Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, the Isle of Man, Lancashire, Merseyside, County Durham, Northumberland, Teesside and Tyne and Wear, North Lincolnshire, North-East Lincolnshire and Yorkshire

Marie EdgarLondon and the south east

Marie Edgar

Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Essex, Greater London, Hertfordshire, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex

Mark McDaidSouth west England

Mark McDaid

Avon, Berkshire, Channel Islands, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Somerset and Wiltshire

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Are there any more local groups where members/those with epilepsy can meet to talk about our condition with others who have epilepsy? My postcode is RH11 and my nearest town Crawley in West Sussex. Now that I am medically retired I have more time on my hands and would like to be involved in such a group.

Submitted by Rudi Affolter on

Hi Rudi,

We currently don't have groups near Crawley. But if you contact our local manager, Marie Edgar, medgar@epilepsy.org.uk 01708 479536, she can talk to you about what we can do locally.

Mark, Epilepsy Action

Submitted by Mark@Epilepsy Action on

Hello is there any groups in south Tyneside where people can meet and talk about their children having epilepsy

Submitted by Sophie on

Are there any support groups in Plymouth

Submitted by Julie White on

Hello Julie

At the moment we do not have any coffee and chat groups in the Plymouth area. The nearest is the Exeter coffee and chat which meets on the last Wednesday of the month between 7.30pm and 9.00pm. They meet at Cafe Rouge, 24 Bedford Street, Princesshay, Exeter, EX1 1LL.

You may also be interested in our upcoming Living with Epilepsy event in Paignton. This is happening on Saturday 19th November at Paignton Zoo conference centre. More information about this event can be found by following the link included above.

You may also be interested in taking a look at our online community forum4e. This can be a great place to get support and share experiences with people who understand living with epilepsy.


Epilepsy Action Helpline Team

Submitted by Karen-Epilepsy ... on

Hi, do you have a support group/meetings in the Gtr. Manchester area. It's for a 24 year old male relative. Thank you.

Submitted by Jean Chadwick on

Hi, are there any support groups anywhere near Andover (Hampshire)? We can get to Basingstoke, Winchester or Salisbury fairly easily, so any groups there would be accessible for us, if there aren't any in Andover itself.

Thanks very much.

Submitted by Shirley Raynor on

Are there any groups in Wiltshire? My 20 year old daughter has epilepsy and cannot work currently. Looking for support groups in the area or perhaps help set one up? Thanks.

Submitted by Amy on

Hi Amy

We don't currently have a group in the area. You might want to contact our local manager Mark McDaid for information about any upcoming activities or events. His details are:

Submitted by John-Epilepsy Action on

Hi, I was wondering how to become an Epilepsy Advocate? I live in Ealing, West London.


Submitted by Michelle Rice on

Are there any support groups in the Gloucester area?

Submitted by Hayley Slaughtet on

Hi Hayley,

Unfortunately not at this time.

Rich - Epilepsy Action

Submitted by rich on

Hi I was wondering in there are any groups/meetings in Worcester

Submitted by wayne on

Hi my name is Suzanne I live in preston Lancashire and looking for a group near me and how to get involved as I don't know many people with my problem and find it hard so having people that live with epilepsy and understand would be a great help thanks Suzanne

Submitted by Suzanne on


Hello Suzanne

We have groups in various locations over Lancashire. You can search for a group near you on the local services page on our website.

Many people tell us that connecting with other people who have epilepsy makes a positive difference to them. I hope that meeting other people who have epilepsy offers you the support you are looking for.


Epilepsy Action Helpline Team

Submitted by Karen-Epilepsy ... on


Submitted by sabrina bentick on

Hi Sabrina,

Unfortunately not at the moment. Please keep an eye out in the future for a group near you.


Submitted by rich on