About the Campaign
Launched on 23 October 2014 (as SUDEP Awareness Day), it shines a light on the largest cause of death in people with epilepsy, helping empower people through increased awareness.
Because there are three epilepsy-related deaths a day in the UK alone – awareness is not enough, it’s time to take action!
That is why from 2017, this international day, supported by
SUDEP and epilepsy deaths raise a lot of questions. On top of that, we also know there is much which can be done to keep people with epilepsy safer and prevent more epilepsy deaths from happening each year – we’re here to help take action.
Join us for SUDEP Action Day 2018. We want you to ACT –
There are things you can do to reduce your risk of SUDEP such as:
- Taking your medication regularly and reliably.
- Speak to your doctor before making any changes to your medication.
- Discuss any lifestyle changes such as having a baby or going to university with your doctor.
- Avoid excess alcohol consumption and using recreational drugs
- Make sure you have regular reviews.
- Tell your doctor if your seizures have changed.
- Not everyone with epilepsy is at risk, it is important you discuss your risk with your health professionals.
- If your medication isn’t working, don’t settle for continued seizures. Ask your doctor what other options there might be. The risk of SUDEP varies from person to person.