Epilepsy Sparks

Epilepsy Action is a community of people committed to a better life for everyone affected by epilepsy. They work for high quality, accessible epilepsy healthcare services, so that people with epilepsy have the support they need to manage their condition. They work for wider awareness and understanding of epilepsy, so that people living with the condition are treated with fairness and respect.

Epilepsy Connections runs a variety of projects and services within the Greater Glasgow & Clyde, Forth Valley and Ayrshire & Arran Health Board areas, offering information, advice and support to people with epilepsy, their families, friends and carers and the professionals working with them.  They also provide training and education courses for anyone with a personal or professional interest in epilepsy.

Epilepsy Research UK supports and promotes basic and clinical scientific research into the causes, treatments and prevention of epilepsy.  We are the only national charity in the UK that is exclusively dedicated to funding independent research into this condition. Epilepsy Research UK supports the work of scientists and clinicians throughout the UK, who are investigating all aspects of epilepsy in both adults and children. They are especially looking at what causes epilepsy, who is at risk of developing it, what goes on in the brain during a seizure, and safer drugs and better surgical techniques to treat it.

Epilepsy Society's vision is a full life for everyone affected by epilepsy - with a life – as free from seizures as possible. They set out to make a difference to every person affected by epilepsy whatever their background, however seriously it affects them, and whether they have the condition themselves or are close to someone with epilepsy. Their mission is to enhance the quality of life of people affected by epilepsy by promoting public awareness and education, by undertaking research and by delivering specialist medical care and support services.

The Muir Maxwell Trust is a paediatric epilepsy charity, aiming to make a difference by providing children and their carers with practical support and by speeding up what can be a frustratingly slow diagnostic process. Though not a dedicated Helpline, we’re always on hand to give help and advice to those facing the challenges of caring for children with severe epilepsy. Trust has emerged as one of the UK’s leading charities supporting paediatric epilepsy. In just five years, it has raised over £7m for child sufferers.

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