Epilepsy Action

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Epilepsy Action is a UK based charity providing information, advice and support for people with epilepsy.[1]

The organisation was founded in 1950 as the British Epilepsy Association and adopted Epilepsy Action as its working name in 2002.

It provides freephone and email helplines and a wide range of information booklets. It has around 100 local support groups across England, Wales and Northern Ireland and a network of volunteers working in the community.

It also organises conferences for people with epilepsy and health professionals with an interest in the condition. It also has a website that includes information about epilepsy and runs an online community for people with the condition and their carers.

It undertakes and encourages non-laboratory research into epilepsy and the issues surrounding living with the condition.

The charity has received international media coverage on a number of occasions due to its work in highlighting bad practice in online videos in relation to photosensitive epilepsy.

Its headquarters are in Yeadon, West Yorkshire.


  1. ^ Charity Commission. British Epilepsy Association, registered charity no. 234343.
  2. ^ 'Olympics inquiry into logo-launch seizures', The Daily Telegraph, 13 June 2007
  3. ^ 'London 2012 Olympics withdraw film after seizures', Epilepsy Action, 5 June 2007
  4. ^ 'Epilepsy charity criticises Twitter for flashing ads', BBC News, 10 July 2015

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