Purple Day® is the international day for epilepsy awareness and falls on March 26 each year.

On this day, people from all around the world come together to raise awareness of the condition.

Show your support for people with epilepsy. Take your photograph with the purple glasses filter, share and tag #lookforepilepsy

Epilepsy is a medical condition that affects the brain and involves recurring seizures. Importantly, epilepsy is not a form of mental illness.1

Anyone can develop epilepsy, at any time in life and it can affect men, women and children of all races, ethnic backgrounds and ages.1

If someone tells you they have epilepsy, remember that they wish to be treated just as you have always known them. Don't treat the person differently. Do ask them what you should do in case they have a seizure if they are with you. 1. Singh A et al. Neurol Clin 34 (2016) 837–847.

"Epilepsy does not have to define you – everyone is far more than just a condition! By working together with your medical team to get the best seizure control you possibly can and thinking about safety issues, you can get on with the rest of your life whilst living with epilepsy."
- Catherine, living with epilepsy