Thank you to everyone who helped raise epilepsy awareness on Purple Day, Sunday 26 March 2017.
How does epilepsy make you feel?
Six out of 10 people with epilepsy have experienced feelings of loneliness since being diagnosed with the condition, according to our 2017 Purple Poll.
The poll asked over 1,000 of you how having epilepsy affected your life, other than seizures. Many of you said you have experienced feelings of stress, anxiety and low mood since you developed epilepsy. Over half of you said you had felt isolated.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
Purple Day is a chance to work together to change this.
Please show your support for people affected by epilepsy; people like Caz, Stacey and her family and Freema’s niece. Wear your purple wristband, talk to people about epilepsy and share stories on social media using the hashtag #purpleday.
If you can, please donate £3 to Epilepsy Action by texting PURPLE to 70300.