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YOU and your family

The Epilepsy Foundation provides essential services to people living with epilepsy and their families.  Whether you were recently diagnosed or have had epilepsy long term, our team of epilepsy support workers will provide assistance at whatever stage you are in the journey.

We aim to work with you and your family from a person and family-centred framework and we understand that a diagnosis of epilepsy can often lead to questions and concerns about more than just the seizure.

What does a diagnosis of epilepsy mean?
Do I have to take medication?
Can I still drive with epilepsy?
Will this impact my child’s learning?
What does this mean for my job?
Can I have children if I have epilepsy?
How do I support my partner during a seizure?

We work with people of all ages and from all walks of life, from parents of children with epilepsy, to teenagers and adults with epilepsy.

To find out more about the services we provide please click the links below or call us on the InfoLine 1300 761 487.

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Understanding epilepsy

Epilepsy is a disorder of brain function that involves recurring seizures. About 4% of the population… Read More

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Information and support

The Epilepsy Foundation Information Line provides confidential telephone support services across Australia… Read More

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Education for people living with epilepsy

We believe that providing education, training and support to you, your family and your support network… Read More

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NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is a new initiative to provide funding and supports… Read More

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Group support

Peer Support Groups bring together people who have a particular challenge or life situation in common… Read More

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Information resources - info sheets

Our information sheets cover a wide range of topics commonly associated with epilepsy and seizures… Read More

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Epilepsy management plans

An Epilepsy Management Plan (EMP) is an individualised document developed with the person with epilepsy… Read More

Workplace Initiative

Epilepsy and employment

Employment and job seeking can be one of the biggest challenges people with epilepsy face… Read More

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Education/student information

Getting ready to start school or transitioning from primary school to secondary school can be an exciting… Read More

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