Epilepsy is a common serious neurological condition where there is a tendency to have seizures that start in the brain. Epilepsy is usually only diagnosed after a person has had more than one seizure.

Each person’s experience of epilepsy is unique. Epilepsy is the most common, serious neurological disorder. In Wales approximately 32,000 people, or 1 in 94, have the condition. Public ignorance and misconceptions about epilepsy in the past have led to fear and prejudice. Today, epilepsy is better understood. Being informed about the condition helps reduce the impact epilepsy has on a person’s life. Please remember – only seizures are epileptic, not people.

For more information, call our freephone confidential helpline on 0800 228 9016, or download our Get the facts about epilepsy guide.