Epilepsy affects about 60,000 young people under the age of 18. Having epilepsy means that you have an abnormal burst of electrical energy in the brain which causes seizures to return again and again – a one off seizure does not mean it is epilepsy. Most people cope with epilepsy very well after they are diagnosed, so it is important that you try to get on with your life as much as possible. There are a number of different treatments for epilepsy, however the most common is medication. The main aim of treating epilepsy is to improve the person's quality of life by preventing seizures but also causing minimum side effects. With over 120 years expertise, we provide world class diagnosis, assessment and rehabilitation for children and young people with epilepsy. We also undertake research into the condition and how it can be treated. Our unique blend of specialist services includes a school, college and residential services providing education and healthcare for children and young people with epilepsy, autism and other neurological conditions. We also provide a range of support and information for parents, children and young people and training for professionals. It campaigns for better access to, and quality of, health and education services, and to raise awareness and increase understanding of epilepsy.
Client Groups Served
- Children and Young People