About the Campaign

 Launched on 23 October 2014 by SUDEP Action (as SUDEP Awareness Day), it shines a light on the largest cause of death in people with epilepsy, helping empower people through increased awareness.

#SUDEPACTIONDAY2019

 Why is it  called SUDEP Action Day?

Because there are 21 epilepsy deaths a week in the UK alone – awareness is not enough, it’s time to take action!

That is why from 2017, this international day, supported by organisations across the world, is changing its name from Awareness to Action. We hope you join us again this year in leading the way however you can, wherever you are in the world.

As leaders in SUDEP and epilepsy deaths for over 24 years, SUDEP Action know the topic of SUDEP raises questions and can be worrying for some to think about. But SUDEP Action Day is here to help people take small positive steps towards reducing epilepsy risks.

This year we want you to take #5forEpilepsySafety

Whether you choose to do one thing or five (or more!) taking #5forEpilepsySafety can help us raise awareness which could save lives by sharing risk factors, asking questions, writing to your MP or talking about your epilepsy with friends and family.

Find out how you can take #5forEpilepsySafety and join us for SUDEP Action Day 2019: