In 2018, we have a special focus on young people with epilepsy and their families. A diagnosis of epilepsy can be overwhelming. Both the young person with epilepsy and their family may have a lot of questions about how it will affect them.
We have a range of events running across the UK, providing support and information to young people and their families. Through our programme of events young people and their families will have access to the support and information they need to live well with epilepsy, now and in the future. We will make sure there are opportunities to have fun as a family as well!
When and where are the events?
|Date||Location||Age range||More information|
|Saturday 2 June 2018: family fun day||Thurrock||For all families affected by epilepsy||Find out more|
|Saturday 30 June 2018||Newcastle-upon-Tyne||Parents and children aged 8-13||Find out more|
|Sunday 19 August 2018||Jungle NI, Moneymore||Families with children aged 16 and under||Booking will open soon|
|Friday 31 August-Sunday 2 Septmber: Epilepsy Action Family Camp||Merthyr Tydfil||Fully booked|
|September (date to be fixed)||Sheffield||Parents and young people aged 13-18||Booking will open soon|
|Thursday 25 October 2018||Birmingham||Parents and children 11 and under||Booking will open soon|
|We're also holding other events aimed at adults with epilepsy in Dolgellau and Truro.|
Epilepsy Action Family Camp 2018
The Epilepsy Action Family Camp is a residential adventure weekend from Friday 31 August to Sunday 2 September 2018 at the Summit Centre, near Merthyr Tydfil in Wales. It is a really exciting opportunity for young people with epilepsy and their families to have a fantastic adventure in the Welsh Valleys. Come along and try new activities, meet new people and learn about living well with epilepsy!
The Family Camp is for young people with epilepsy aged 8 to 17 and their families. Younger siblings are welcome to attend, but will need to be looked after by a parent or guardian.