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National Epilepsy Week

National Epilepsy Week (NEW) 2018 – 15-21 May 2018

We mark National Epilepsy Week in various ways each year.  2016 saw us asking our newly elected MSPs to pledge their support to us, 2015 we focussed on “transforming lives” and last year we embarked on a general awareness raising campaign.  

In 2018 we want to talk about the stigmas that surround epilepsy. Previous research has shown that one in two people with epilepsy still encounter prejudice from the public and nearly all those polled said that most people know little about epilepsy.


Through a variety of events during NEW we aim to break down the stigmas that surround epilepsy and the people affected.




Wednesday 16 May 

Collection at Central Station, Glasgow

Head Injury Information Day at The Double Tree Hotel by Hilton, Glasgow


Thursday 17 May             

Information Event at The Queen Elizabeth, University Hospital

Comedy Night at the Rotunda Comedy Club, Glasgow


Friday 18 May

Jailbreak - #breakingfreefromstigma, Police Scotland, Glasgow


Saturday 19

Collection at The Fort Shopping Centre, Glasgow

Nightrider Cycle, Glasgow


Monday 21 May

Collection at Central Station, Glasgow


Wednesday 23 May

Head Injury Information Day at The Hilton Hotel Grosvenor, Edinburgh


Join us to help those affected by epilepsy to #breakfreefromstigma by sharing our message, and if you can please consider making a donation to the campaign by texting “BFFS18 £5” to 70070.   

Are you planning your own event?

We would like to hear from anyone planning their own event to raise awareness during this week.  Don't forget to take photos and send them to us at  or share them on social media.   We appreciate every one of our supporters and all your efforts to make a positive change.