National Epilepsy Week: Live blog

Published: May 24 2023
Last updated: June 26 2023

Grace Wood

Find out what’s happening with our National Epilepsy Week live blog

National Epilepsy Week 2023 runs from May 22 to May 28. You can watch our first aid campaign CARE here or follow the events on Epilepsy Action’s social media (@epilepsyaction on Twitter and Instagram), or by following the hashtag #EpilepsyMatters.

Find out what’s happening below:

Friday

Inspired by the events this National Epilepsy Week? Try volunteering. You can find out more here.


If you have found yourself here because you have epilepsy and are feeling in need of support, our volunteer befrienders can help you improve your self-esteem and personal independence.

Thursday

In Northern Ireland more members of the Legislative Assembly have been showing their support for National Epilepsy Week.


Curiously Media have created a video to combat commonly held myths about epilepsy.


Even Allen, shared his story with the BBC of being thrown off a bus in South Yorkshire while having a seizure after the driver mistakenly thought they were drunk.

Wednesday

Simon Breeds also spoke to BBC South East about why he was supporting National Epilepsy Week.

He told the BBC: “A lot of people don’t know how to react.”


MPs were spotted wearing their Epilepsy Action badges during Prime Minister’s Question Time.


Rebekah and Imogen were on Essex radio station Gateway 97.8! You can hear them here: gateway978.com


Deputy chief executive Rebekah Smith appeared on BBC Breakfast, alongside epilepsy champions Imogen Cauthery, Simon Breeds and Morgan Forrington to discuss the CARE campaign.

Tuesday

MPs in the House of Commons showed their support for National Epilepsy Week by wearing Epilepsy Action badges.

Badges were also spotted in the Welsh Senedd.

And in Northern Ireland.

Monday

We released our first aid campaign, titled CARE. See the video on what to do if someone is having a seizure below:


Inspired to get involved? Why not try one of our Facebook challenges.

Already doing something to raise money or awareness? Email gwood@epilepsy.org.uk to get your event on our blog!