Get Involved

31 January 2011
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We can all play a part in raising awareness of epilepsy. You can be a TEAM Player this International Epilepsy Day by encouraging more people to find out just a little more about Ireland's most common neurological condition. Here are some things you can do.


In the Community

  • Download and distribute our Epilepsy Awareness Posters which can be displayed in pharmacies, health centres, workplaces, schools, community centres etc
  • Tell your local TDs about International Epilepsy Day and encourage them to be seizure aware and to spread the word. You can email your TDs directly using our handy Tell Your TD app and template. You can use the template provided or make your own amendments if you prefer.
  • Distribute our fun epilepsy-quiz at school or at work. How many famous faces can you name?
    Attend one of our #EpilepsyDay events around the country
  • Why not organise your own awareness of fundraising event on February 9th? Get in touch with us and let us know your plans.
  • Become a member of Epilepsy Ireland. It costs just €12.70 a year and there are many benefits, including quarterly newsletters and a free safety pillow/ ID bracelet upon joining. 


In the Media

The simplest way you can get involved in helping raise awareness of epilepsy is to simply TALK ABOUT IT. Being open about epilepsy helps to debunk the myths and misunderstandings. So if you have epilepsy, talk about it. If you know someone with epilepsy, ask them about it!


Our thanks to everyone who has been involved with the International Epilepsy Day campaign in 2015. In particular, thanks to Ireland Rugby Coach Joe Schmidt, 2FM's Rick O'Shea; Tony & all the team at HAVAS; Ciara at Vizeum; Aidan and crew from Reelgood Productions; the development team at Hewlett Packard; Brenda and the Saddle Up for Epilepsy organising committee; all the volunteers on the Epilepsy Ireland Awareness Committee – Cathy, Eoin, Audrey, Rachel, and Carol. A special thanks to all the volunteers around the country who contributed to Speakers Corner or who took part as a media volunteer. Your help is very much appreciated.

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