The children and young people's epilepsy charity
A- A A+
Donate Shop Main Number: 01342 832243 (Mon-Fri, 8:30am-5pm)
Helpline: 01342 831342 (Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm)


Picture a Helen Cross

Richard ‘Rich’ Byatt

Rich was nine years old when he was first diagnosed with nocturnal seizures. His family were shocked and felt guilty for not picking up the indicators sooner – particularly as his mother has partial and complex epilepsy.

Read more

Picture a Helen Cross

Young Epilepsy Trustee wins prestigious neurology award

On Sunday, Professor Helen Cross OBE, The Prince of Wales’s Chair of Childhood Epilepsy, was presented with the prestigious Sidney Carter Award in Child Neurology by the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) during the 69th AAN Annual Meeting.

Read more

London Marathon Runners 2017

Congrats to this year’s Virgin London Marathon runners

Our phenomenal 13 athletes completed the Virgin London Marathon on behalf of Young Epilepsy. Our supporters who were part of the record breaking 40,000 runners, put on a purple vest to take on the tough 26.2 mile route through the capital.

Read more

Start line for London Marathon

The big day has arrived for our London Marathon runners!

The London Marathon has finally arrived for our runners. Months and months of dedicated training have finally come to an end all in preparation for today.

Read more

Someone tying their shoelaces

6 last-minute running tips you’ll thank us for

The London Marathon is only a couple of days away now and we’re sure the nerves are starting to kick in. So below, we have shared some practical tips to help you stay safe and run your very best for team purple!

Read more

Virgin Money London Marathon

Virgin London Marathon: The runners stories

Thousands of runners will grace the streets for the London Marathon this Sunday, 23 April. The challenging 26.2 mile route goes through the heart of London finishing in Westminster, near Buckingham Palace.

Read more

All of the runners at Brighton Marathon

Congratulations to this year’s Brighton Marathon runners!

Our phenomenal athletes completed the Brighton Marathon on behalf of Young Epilepsy this weekend. Our supporters were part of the UK’s favourite 26.2 miler seaside marathon in one of the country’s most vibrant cities.

Read more

Picture of brighton pier front

Best of luck to our runners taking part in the Brighton Marathon

We have four amazing athletes participating in the Brighton Marathon this Sunday 9 April, all of whom will be representing their purple vests with pride for the 26.2 mile route beside the sea.

Read more

Picture a child struggling in school

Nine out of ten schools not following law on medical support

An investigation by the Health Conditions in Schools Alliance has shown that nine out of ten schools are not complying with the law on support for children with medical conditions such as epilepsy. Since 2014, state schools in England have been required to have a policy in place to make sure children who have healthcare needs are safe, included and achieve their potential.

Read more

Picture casualty actress Emily Carey

Girl takes on fastest zip wire in the world after boyfriend dies from SUDEP

Shannon’s boyfriend, Volkan, tragically passed away due to sudden expected death in epilepsy (SUDEP). Here, she tells Young Epilepsy her story and explains why she’s going through such lengths to raise awareness.

Read more

Share with friends

Cyber EssentialsFundraising RegulatorYoung Epilepsy is the operating name of The National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy (NCYPE).
Registered Charity number 311877 (England and Wales)

We use cookies to improve our website and your experience when using it. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Policy.

I accept cookies from this site
EU Cookie Directive plugin by