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National Epilepsy Week

National Epilepsy Week 2014 - 'Transforming Lives'

The theme of this year's awareness raising week is about transforming lives.  We are interested to learn how epilepsy has made a difference to your life or that of your family and friends.  The week runs from Sunday, 18 May to Saturday, 24 May 2014.  Several supporters have activities lined up, all to raise awareness about epilepsy. 

 













 

We were at the Scottish Parliament again with a 2 day exhibition (20-21 May) by the Epilepsy Consortium Scotland, which we are members of.  This culminated in a photo call (pictured) of some 35 Members of the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 21 May showing their support for epilepsy.  To date a total of 82 MSPs have pledged their support by signing up to the Consortium's call for better epilepsy care. 

An epilepsy debate at the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday 20 May focused on tackling the stigma of epilepsy through education.  You can watch the debate live by accessing the Scottish Parliament’s website: http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/

In addition to our political activities, we are asking our supporters during National Epilepsy Week about key issues they would like us to pursue in the next 12 months, ie anything that would transform the lives of people affected by epilepsy.  Join us on our facebook or twitter page or email your thoughts to enquiries@epilepsyscotland.org.uk.

We would also like to hear from anyone planning an event to raise awareness during this week, and if there are any photos, please send them to enquiries@epilepsyscotland.org.uk .  We will add them to our National Epilepsy Week photo gallery.
 

 

National Epilepsy Week 2013 - 'The many faces of epilepsy'

The theme of this year's awareness raising week aims to highlight the uniqueness of epilepsy, and focuses on the different levels of support and services available to those with epilepsy in Scotland.  The week runs from Sunday, 19 May to Saturday, 25 May 2013.  We have lots of activities lined up, all to raise awareness about epilepsy. 

We were at the Scottish Parliament with an exhibition by the Epilepsy Consortium Scotland, which we are members of, from 14-16 May.  We also arranged a photocall of Members of the Scottish Parliament on 16 May showing their support for epilepsy, and there will be an epilepsy debate at the Scottish Parliament between 21-23 May.  

In addition to our political activities, we are planning to increase our social media presence during that week to reach out to our over 6,000 supporters on facebook and twitter with daily posts and polls.  Also watch out for a possible appearance on local TV.  

We would also like to hear from anyone planning an event to raise awareness during this week, and if there are any photos, please send them to enquiries@epilepsyscotland.org.uk .  We will add them to our National Epilepsy Week photo gallery.

 

National Epilepsy Week 2012

 

 

During last year's National Epilepsy Week, we ran a poster competition for schools and pupils from Oakgrove Primary School in Glasgow came out tops. We asked you to test your epilepsy knowledge by taking part in our quiz. We asked our politicians to show their support and they did.  We asked you to get involved in fun ways, and many of you organised fundraising and awareness raising events.  Thank you to everyone who got involved!

   

National Epilepsy Week 2011

The theme for last year was ‘Information’. Many MSPs came to the JEC epilepsy exhibition stand and photo call while the public enjoyed taking part in our online prize-winning epilepsy awareness quiz.

 

Leading support for Epilepsy Awareness…

MSPs and First Minister Alex Salmond show their support for epilepsy: 

          MSPs supporting National Epilepsy Week 2011