Purple Day (Why the Purple)

16 March 2019

The colour chosen to represent epilepsy is Purple. It is widely thought that the reason behind the choice of colour comes from the historic use of lavender to treat people who lived with epilepsy. The soothing effects of lavender were thought to relax the person experiencing a seizure. In the modern day medication and other treatment enables 85% of people who live with epilepsy to manage their condition. We’re getting ready for our biggest ever Epilepsy Awareness Day (#Purple Day) and we hope you’ll join us!