SUDEP Action

Making every epilepsy death count
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Support Services

If you have been bereaved by an epilepsy-related death, please contact us on 01235 772852 or email [email protected]

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Purple Day

Purple Day, on the 26th March, is an international epilepsy awareness day. It is a great global day to raise funds & awareness for SUDEP Action. 

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Memorial Service 2020

Every three years, SUDEP Action organises a Memorial Service in memory of all those who have died from epilepsy.Our next Memorial Service will be held on Saturday 16 May 2020. 

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International journal publishes UK research on tackling epilepsy deaths

Key research from SUDEP Action’s landmark Prevent21 Summit, has been published in a leading international epilepsy journal, Epilepsy and Behavior


What is SUDEP?

Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP) is when a person with epilepsy dies suddenly and prematurely and no reason for death is found.

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Looking to fundraise for SUDEP Action?

You can help SUDEP Action raise vital funds by taking part in a sponsored event. We have guaranteed charity places at various events - take a look....

My Story

My Story - is an important and powerful way for you to join our campaign. As ‘the voice of the bereaved’ for over 20 years, we use information shared with us to good purpose. We are very experienced in supporting those who wish to share their stories and who find it helpful to know that they are part of the ‘voice.’  


Welcome to SUDEP Action

Welcome to SUDEP Action

There are at least three epilepsy-related deaths a day in the UK. 

SUDEP Action is dedicated to raising awareness of epilepsy risks and tackling epilepsy deaths including Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. We are the only UK charity specialised in supporting and involving people bereaved by epilepsy. 

Our services include bereavement support, counselling, help with understanding the inquest process and in collaboration with UK research teams, the involvement of bereaved families and professionals in research through the Epilepsy Deaths Register. If you have been affected by an epilepsy death, please contact our support team on 01235 772852.

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