Thank you for your interest in the Encephalitis Society. We are a registered charity, the only resource of our kind, who provide direct support and information to people affected by encephalitis, and to their family and friends.

We receive no Government funding which is why the support of individuals, businesses and grant-making organisations is so important to us.

There is low awareness of encephalitis among the general public which is why your help can make all the difference.

Five facts about encephalitis

  • Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain – a devastating neurological condition.
  • Anyone can be affected by encephalitis irrespective of age, sex or ethnicity.
  • 500,000 children and adults are affected by encephalitis every year, that is one person every minute.
  • Symptoms of encephalitis vary but can include flu-like illness or headache, drowsiness, uncharacteristic behaviour, inability to speak or control movement and seizures.
  • Death rates are high while survivors can be left with an acquired brain injury resulting in epilepsy, fatigue, cognitive difficulties, problems with memory and personality.

How can you support our work?

Supporting the Encephalitis Society can take many shapes and forms, from making a donation, taking on a fundraising challenge or simply becoming a member and adding your voice to our army of supporters.

Make a Donation

If you have found our information or support helpful, please consider making a donation to help us continue our life-saving work in the future.

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Become a member

Becoming a free member of the Encephalitis Society not only means that we will keep you up-to-date with all our latest news and events but also means that we have a stronger voice when it comes to furthering the cause of encephalitis among policy makers. 

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Get in touch

If you have any questions or need support, please get in touch and we will do our best to help you.

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Thank you!

The Encephalitis Society team