Around 112,000 people under the age of 25 live with epilepsy in UK and nearly 1 in 200 children and young people under 18 have the condition.
It is estimated 70% of people with epilepsy could be seizure free with the right treatment. The aim of our research is to improve the lives of children who have the condition.
Without research into epilepsy, early diagnosis, new treatments and interventions would not be possible. We are one of the few UK charities dedicated to independent research into understanding the medical, educational and social aspects of childhood epilepsy.
Current projects include early identification of epilepsy causes: diagnosis and treatment for newly diagnosed children, management of problems in education and diet treatments for epilepsy.
Research at Young Epilepsy is undertaken by The Prince of Wales's Chair of Childhood Epilepsy and other leading professionals in the field of epilepsy, working with UCL-Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital.