Epilepsy Action

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Epilepsy Action is a national epilepsy organisation which exists to improve the lives of everyone affected by the condition. They are a member-led association, led by and representing people with epilepsy, their friends, families and healthcare professionals.

Epilepsy Action for Sheffield (local group)

Epilepsy Action provides a local contact point in Sheffield.

Monthly Meeting: a friendly group providing the opportunity to meet others affected by epilepsy, find mutual support, receive basic advice about living with epilepsy and a programme of interesting talks, social events and fundraising activities. The group is open to anyone living with epilepsy, their families and carers.

  • Second Thursday of the month (except August) 7.15 – 8.45pm (doors open at 6.50pm) at the Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James’ St, Sheffield S1 2EW
  • The group is run by Duncan who can be contacted on 0114 235 2197
  • The group is meeting online and you can use their online form to join the virtual group

Drop-In Coffee & Chat Sessions

  • Second Saturday of the month at 1554 Coffee Shop (inside Sheffield Cathedral), Sheffield S1 2ER. 10.00 – 11.00am.
  • The group is run by Duncan and Will. Duncan can be contacted on 0114 235 2197 or sheffield.epilepsyaction@gmail.com. Will can be contacted on 07770 837 970 or wbutterworth@epilepsy.org.uk

National Services

  • Epilepsy Helpline, providing advice and information: 0808 800 5050 (Mon – Thu 8.30am – 8pm; Fri 8.30am – 4.30pm; Sat 10am – 4pm)
  • You can also text for advice: 0753 741 0044.
  • E-Learning
  • Online forum
  • Their national website and social media (Twitter and Facebook) also contain a wide range of information and advice on epilepsy-related topics.
Covid update 11/02/21: Most services continue under covid-safe conditions but may be experiencing changes to how they’re delivered. Contact Epilepsy Action directly for the latest information
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Contact Information

(Meeting Address) The Quaker Meeting House, 10 St James Street, Sheffield, S1 2EW