Being diagnosed with epilepsy can be an emotional time. Learning that you, your child or someone you care for are living with epilepsy means that there will be lots of information to take in. You might feel overwhelmed, concerned, sad, and even angry. All of this is normal.
The Epilepsy Foundation aims to empower and support people of any age diagnosed with epilepsy, by providing support, guidance, information and connection to peer support. To learn more about how we can assist you, contact our Information Line on 1300 761 487.
If you are struggling and feel that you could benefit from additional professional support, speak to your neurologist or GP about referral to a psychologist. You may also want to speak to an external crisis counselling and support service such as:
Beyond Blue (1300 22 46 36)
Lifeline (13 11 14)
Kids Helpline (1800 55 1800)