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Campaigns

We are a voice for people with epilepsy, striving to push epilepsy up the political agenda and bring about change at government level.

Learn more about how we campaign for a better life for people affected by epilepsy by reading our recent campaigns below.

Sodium valproate survey

Valproate and pregnancy awareness survey 2019

New regulations around prescribing sodium valproate were introduced by the MHRA in April 2018. This survey was launched by the three charities and ran for four weeks until Tuesday 19 November 2019.

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Safeguarding people from online harms

Epilepsy Society is calling on the Government to include safeguarding measures for people with photosensitive epilepsy in its Online Harms White Paper.

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Calling for a review of the medicines supply chain

Epilepsy Society is calling on Health Secretary Matt Hancock to commission an urgent review of the medicines supply chain.

Calm, Cushion, Call

Are you #seizuresavvy?

During National Epilepsy Week (20-26 May 2019) we launched a new campaign to make sure that everyone is #seizuresavvy. The campaign gave people three simple but key instructions to remember in an emergency: “Calm, Cushion, Call.”

Me and My Shadow scheme

Me and My Shadow scheme

Our Me and My Shadow scheme provides opportunities for women aged 18-30 with epilepsy to shadow women in a range of different careers for a day.

One of Tom Elliot's TFL posters at Waterloo station

TFL's poster campaign

Epilepsy featured as part of Transport For London's poster campaign to raise awareness of the priority card scheme encouraging travellers to give up their seat for those with invisible disabilities.

 

 

Read about the outcomes of some of our past campaigns.

Everyone knows someone

'Everyone Knows Someone' is a joint campaign between Young Epilepsy and Epilepsy Society in association with River Island, to raise awareness of epilepsy. 

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Thank you for speaking up for epilepsy

Over March 2016 we launched a campaign to speak up for epilepsy and end avoidable deaths. 

Epilepsy champions

Celebrating people - friends, employers, health professionals or organisations - that have gone that extra mile to help you or to raise awareness of epilepsy. 

Count epilepsy out

Information about our 'count epilepsy out' campaign from 2010.