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Olympian, Beth Dobbin, shares mental health impact of epilepsy

Olympic Sprinter, Beth Dobbin, speaks to Young Epilepsy about the mental health impact of living with epilepsy.

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You are amazing! Here are some of the things that happened on Purple Day 2022...

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Epilepsy Alarms UK chooses to support Young Epilepsy in 2022

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Young Epilepsy launches petition to improve mental health support for children and young people with epilepsy

Epilepsy is not a mental health condition, yet children and young people with epilepsy are four times more likely to develop mental health problems than their peers.

To help address the situation, Young Epilepsy has now launched a petition to call on healthcare leaders across the UK to ensure that every child with epilepsy is offered mental health screening and support as an integrated part of their paediatric epilepsy care.

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Parliamentary committee calls for new online epilepsy safety law

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Young Epilepsy trustee named in annual global list of influential researchers

Young Epilepsy trustee, Professor Helen Cross OBE, has just been ranked one of the world’s most influential scientists on Clarivate’s annual ‘Highly Cited Researchers List’ 2021, which recognises authors of the most influential research papers around the world.

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Young people say epilepsy is a significant toll on mental wellbeing

A survey of over 240 young people with epilepsy has found that 77% said living with the condition has had a significant impact on their mental wellbeing. This includes their thoughts, feelings and how they are able to cope with everyday life.

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We want to say a huge thank you to all of our runners and fundraisers from 2021!

Your dedication is making a lasting difference to thousands of young lives across the UK. With your help, more children and young people who are living with epilepsy can get the support they need to thrive and fulfil their potential.

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National charity, Young Epilepsy is set to revolutionise the diagnostic experience for children with the condition by introducing the world’s first clinical wearable MEG (Magnetoencephalography) brain scanning system to its Health and Research Centre in Surrey.

Following an exciting collaboration with experienced MEG researchers, clinicians and engineers from around the world, the team have created a wearable optically pumped magnetometer magnetoencephalography (OPM-MEG) system. The charity has placed this innovative technology, which is integrated into a magnetically shielded room, at the centre of its new diagnostic suite.

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New research investigates the evidence on co-occurring autism and epilepsy

If you have autism, you are more likely to have epilepsy than someone without autism. We know that worldwide approximately 8.4 million people have both conditions, and they face some of the starkest inequalities in the world.

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