Information and Resources
The National Epilepsy Support Service operates Monday to Saturday between 9.00am and 7.00pm. The NESS is staffed by workers with expertise in how epilepsy affects health, well-being and daily living issues incorporating person-centred, self-management strategies.
We do our best to be responsive to all referrals, although waiting periods may apply in busy periods. Please indicate the urgency on referrals, as referrals can be triaged depending on need.
The Epilepsy Foundation is able to arrange interpreting services for people from non-English speaking backgrounds.
COMPREHENSIVE Support Services
Seizure and Epilepsy Support Advisors are available to assist people living with epilepsy, their families and their support networks. Comprehensive support can include:-
- individualised and ongoing support to enable people with epilepsy to participate in all important areas of their life, including home, relationships, education and employment
- development of tailored Epilepsy Management Plans and Emergency Medication Management Plans
- guidance on self-management strategies and living well with epilepsy
- guidance about safety considerations and risk management strategies
People are able to self-refer to our services. We also welcome confidential referrals from health professionals.
To download our confidential referral form please click here.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Support
The Epilepsy Foundation is a registered NDIS provider. We provide services relating to epilepsy training. We do not provide support coordination services.
- information about the NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme)
- assistance in deciding what epilepsy related goals should be included in an NDIS plan
- education and training for families and support organisations.
Visit our NDIS page for more information.
Education and Training
The Epilepsy Foundation offers evidence-based general and person-centred epilepsy education and training programs designed for families, schools, communities and the workplace. Our training programs increase awareness and understanding of epilepsy in the community.
Past participants have told us that they feel more confident in recognising seizure activity and providing person-specific support after completing our training programs.
People living with epilepsy experience better outcomes through improved epilepsy knowledge, epilepsy management plan development, seizure first aid response and training in emergency medication administration.
A number of peer support groups are run throughout the year for families, young people and adults living with epilepsy. Our Facebook page provides opportunities for people living with epilepsy and their families to connect with others and share their stories.