24th – 30th May – National Epilepsy Week

Supported by Epilepsy Action, National Epilepsy Week aims to raise awareness about epilepsy and gather support for people with epilepsy.

Epilepsy is a condition in which a person experiences recurrent seizures. Also referred to as ‘fits’, seizures are caused by a sudden increase of excess electrical activity within the brain. An increase in electrical activity within the brain is known as ‘epileptic activity’. Excess electrical activity interferes with the normal function of the brain causing a temporary interruption of messages which pass between brain cells.