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Young Epilepsy "Highly Commended"

Young Epilepsy was "Highly Commended" for the Best New, Changed or Evolved Brand at the Third Sector Excellence Awards in London recently.

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Epilepsy postcode lottery

Young Epilepsy, as part of Epilepsy12, has contributed to the first major UK wide review of epilepsy services for children and young people.

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Special educational needs reform

Your chance to get involved

Children and young people with epilepsy are encouraged to join a new advisory group that will influence Government policy on Special Educational Needs (SEN) and disability.

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New drug gives hope to thousands

A new drug launched today gives hope to thousands of people with one of the more common forms of epilepsy.

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Family Fun Day in aid of Young Epilepsy

Come down to the Family Fun Day in aid of Young Epilepsy on Saturday, 15 September between 12pm - 3pm at Brookvale Park, Park Road, Erdington. All money raised will go to the national charity dedicated to children and young people aged 25 and under living with epilepsy.

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Major soap opera to feature epilepsy storyline

Popular Australian soap Neighbours is to feature a storyline about epilepsy.

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Parents invited to Epilepsy Information Day

Parents and carers of children with complex epilepsy from across the UK are invited to attend an Information Day so they can learn more about the condition.

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Living with epilepsy?
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Emergency Medication Training Tool: Buccal Midazolam

At Young Epilepsy our mission is to ensure "better futures for young lives with epilepsy". We know from experience that life is better for the young person with epilepsy when anyone working with the young person is confident at managing their seizures and knows how best to support them. We can’t take young people’s epilepsy away, but we can provide information and training to those who care for them.

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Tune in to see Young Epilepsy on TV

An enlightening and informative documentary about childhood epilepsy is to be broadcast this Sunday evening.

Much of the documentary, called NHS Advances in Childhood Epilepsy, was filmed at Young Epilepsy’s headquarters in Surrey. It features significant contributions from Young Epilepsy Chief Executive David Ford, The Prince of Wales’s Chair of Childhood Epilepsy Professor Helen Cross and also Julie Harden whose son, Elliot, is a student at St Piers School.

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Dravet Syndrome in the Daily Express

Today’s Daily Express newspaper contains an article about a young girl called Ceili Irwin who has Dravet Syndrome.

Dravet is a neurological condition that can cause epileptic seizures and Ceili eats 103g of fat a day to help manage her condition. While some people benefit from following such a diet, it is only suitable for a small number of people.

You can read a first-hand experience of life with Dravet here

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