There are many different types of epilepsy. It's a condition caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain.

Around 1 in 20 people will have a seizure at some point in their lives, but epilepsy means having more than one. It can happen to anyone at any time. More information below about this condition, and sources of help if it's part of your life.

  • Young Epilepsy

    Website, information and support for children, young people and their parents who might be living with epilepsy.


  • Epilepsy Action Cymru

    Part of the bigger Epilepsy Action charity, they provide information and support, including local groups across Wales. More details on the website.

    0800 800 5050


  • Carers Wales

    An organisation that offers advice and support to carers in Wales, and campaigns on behalf of carers' rights across the country. Contact them about any aspect of caring for others, from where to get financial help to your local services.

    0808 808 7777


  • Patient.info

    Extensive, good quality health information usually provided by GPs and nurses during consultation.


  • NHS Direct Wales

    NHS Direct Wales is a 24 hour helpline, which can give advice about health and health services across Wales. It is staffed by experienced nurses specially trained to give advice over the phone and provide information about all your local services.

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