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Welcome to the MREA website.

Helping people towards a better understanding of epilepsy.

A little bit about us.

As Chairman of the Association I offer you a very warm welcome to our newly developed website.

If you have epilepsy one of the best places to live is in Liverpool and the connected areas in the north west of England. This is because the city of Liverpool is home of two international centres of clinical excellence for the treatment of epilepsy. The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust caters for the adult population and Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust for the youngsters. We also have the University of Liverpool performing world-leading epilepsy research.

Our website provides information on many aspects of epilepsy and we will continue to update the website as advances are made on all fronts. We have exciting plans for the future of the MREA, which will always be directed to support people with epilepsy.

Dr Simon Keller
Chairman and Trustee of the MREA

About Epilepsy

With as many as one in 103 people affected, epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders in the UK. Many of you reading this will have epilepsy yourselves, or will have family members, friends, work colleagues or neighbours who have epilepsy.

Living with Epilepsy

Epilepsy can affect your life in many ways, but with effective strategies and medication it is possible to lead a full and active life. At MREA, we want to help to inform and empower you so that you can control your epilepsy and not let it control you. Find out about what treatments are available and how to manage your epilepsy.


Cutting edge Research.

There is a great deal of research on epilepsy taking place within Merseyside, much of it undertaken by the Epilepsy Research Group at the University of Liverpool led by Professor Tony Marson.

The research ranges from looking at genetic markers for epilepsy through to examining how healthcare systems are designed.

Trustees of the MREA are involved in this research — find out more.

Children’s Section.

Educational fun.

If you are a child or the parent of a child with epilepsy, we know that it can be difficult to adjust to life — especially if you are recently diagnosed.

MREA are here to help to educate, inform and entertain you with the Children’s Section — we have games, quizzes, an animated story called ‘Molly’s Tale’ and an interactive illustrated junior encyclopaedia.

Find out more by exploring the Children’s Section.


Latest News

Welcome to the MREA Blog, here you will find all the local science and community news
— keeping you up to date with all topics related to epilepsy and epilepsy research.