Young Epilepsy is a national charity creating better futures for children and young people affected by epilepsy and associated conditions. With over 120 years’ experience, we are now a leading provider of specialist diagnosis, assessment, rehabilitation and education services.
We support young people through the delivery of excellent and integrated education, health and care services. We do this predominantly on our 65-acre campus at Lingfield in Surrey where over 200 students benefit from our unique holistic range of on-site facilities including our St Piers College, St Piers School, residential houses, farm and horticultural centre, in addition to some of the best assessment and rehabilitation facilities across Europe. As a national charity, we also offer support and guidance for parents, children and young people – through our website, helpline, one to one advice and group outreach work – as well as training for health and education professionals. We campaign across the UK to raise awareness of the true impact of epilepsy on young people today, as well as to ensure access to better quality health and education services for those individuals and families affected.
We also operate an internationally renowned research programme with Great Ormond Street Hospital and UCL. Young Epilepsy is incredibly proud of its long history of working to improve the lives of children and young people with epilepsy. Epilepsy is the most common neurological condition in childhood, and yet it is still poorly supported and widely misunderstood.