Breaking News

For all the latest news stories have a look at the links under Latest News on the right side of this page. Hover over the news story for a brief description or click on the item for the full story. This is the way to keep right up-to-date with Epilepsy Wales!

PURPLE DAY – Epilepsy Wales staff and volunteers joined the Epilepsy Unit at UHW Cardiff to celebrate International Epilepsy Day.

Epilepsy Wales and Julie Morgan A.M.  will be co-hosting the Annual Epilepsy at the Assembly event on Tuesday, 23rd June 2015.

Yellow Card Scheme – we have reported in the past that there have been instances of adverse reactions to medications if a different brand of drug has been dispensed.  We are pleased to advise that the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has agreed to review the guidance – but it needs your help.

Click on the links under Latest News for more information on these stories!


We would like to invite people to join our new Official Epilepsy Wales Facebook group.  It is a closed group, which we hope will give people with epilepsy of all ages and their friends or family to chat, exchange information and meet new people.  Our group is regularly monitored by our admins to ensure safety. Use the link under Links To Other Websites to access the group site.

Epilepsy Wales Publications

There is a very important Epilepsy Wales publication “Your Epilepsy Review…What  To Expect And How To Prepare“.  This is a revised version (July 16th, 2013). To read/print this please click on the link below:

Your Epilepsy Review

There is also a new publication – Epilepsy Seizures Explained. To read/print this please click on the link below:

Epilepsy Seizures Explained

N.B. To find all Epilepsy Wales Publications and Epilepsy Wales Leaflets click on Publications. If the publication/leaflet does not load immediately, just refresh your web page. (On Internet Explorer you can also press the F5 button)

To read any pdf documents you will need Adobe Reader. You can download from here:

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Epilepsy Wales Helpline (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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Epilepsy Wales

Epilepsy Wales was set up as a charity in 1986 to help people with epilepsy in Wales, their families and carers.

For more information on what we do see Fieldworkers and Support Groups

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What Is Epilepsy?

Epilepsy is formally defined as a tendency to have recurring seizures and these take many forms, depending on which part(s) of the brain are affected. They may happen once a year, or many times a day.

See our Epilepsy Wales Leaflets for more information. Some of these leaflets are also
available in Welsh, see under Ffurflenni Epilepsi Cymru

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