National Epilepsy Week 2012 – 20–26 May

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For thousands of years people didn’t understand what epilepsy was. They were scared of it and they treated anyone with epilepsy as an outcast.

More knowledge and understanding in the first half of the 20th century meant that attitudes began to improve. But change was slow and life was still very hard for most people with epilepsy.

Epilepsy Action has always represented the interests of people with epilepsy and their families and carers. In practice, this means protecting people and trying to make their lives better. Over the years, we have been responsible for so many changes for the better. These include changes:

? in the law
? in public awareness
? in social attitudes
? in medical practice
? in scientific knowledge.

In short, Epilepsy Action has touched and improved the lives of millions of people.

All we want is to live in a society where everyone understands epilepsy and where attitudes towards the condition are based on fact not fiction. We will not stop until that day comes.

If you require any further help or support you can contact the:

Click here or
Epilepsy helpline
UK Freephone 0808 800 5050

OR

epilepsywales@aol.com
or telephone
0800 228 9016

The telephone and web-site help line are the first points of contact for most people seeking help, advice or information. It operates during normal working hours from Monday-Friday and we are seeking funds to offer a service in the early evening and week-ends. The service will eventually be fully bi-lingual.

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