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Just £17 could fund a helpline call

Our helpline answers thousands of calls every year, supporting people in moments of extreme stress, when they need a listening ear. The helpline costs us £163,000 a year to run and relies on donations from supporters such as yourself. 

Woman holding a young child on her lap at a picnic table in the sunshine, both smiling


Poppy, now five, was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was just two years old. In this open letter Poppy’s mum, Helen Jackson, writes about her daughter’s diagnosis and how Epilepsy Society’s research could help more families.

Tom, a young man, in sports gear

The Scott family

The Scott family tragically lost their son, Tom, in 2015 due to SUDEP (sudden unexpected death in epilepsy).  In this open letter, the family asks for your support to help with our pioneering medical research.