SUDEP Action Day

There are 21 epilepsy-related deaths a week in the UK alone. Awareness is not enough – it’s time to take action!

Join our My Way to 5k awareness event

Join our awareness event to #SpeakUp2SaveLives

How to get involved

Join us & people from around the world on SUDEP Action Day to take action and raise awareness which could help save lives!

Epilepsy, risks and SUDEP

What do you need to know about epilepsy risks and SUDEP? What can you do to reduce your risks?

SUDEP Action Day Blog

Check out the latest blogs and collaborations taking place for SUDEP Action Day!

New date for 2021

Planning has begun for this year’s global awareness day, which will happen on a new date  – Wednesday 20 October 2021.
Look out for more information soon!








What is SUDEP Action Day?


SUDEP Action Day is a special day which brings organisations and people together to raise awareness of SUDEP and epilepsy deaths worldwide. It will be on 20 October 2021.

Launched by SUDEP Action 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 and raise funds for SUDEP research.

This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted on us across the world.
So now, it is more important than ever to stand together to make sure epilepsy,
and the importance of positively tackling epilepsy risks is not forgotten about.


Join us for SUDEP Action Day 2021 – we need you more than ever.