Epilepsy Tasmania Content on the Epilepsy Tasmania web site is, to the best of our knowledge, up to date, accurate and hopefully helpful. However, it is not meant to substitute or replace directions or advice given to you by appropriate health professionals, General Practitioners and/or appropriately qualified specialists in the treatment of epilepsy. Epilepsy is a complex condition. Discussing your particular situation in person with your treating Doctor, epilepsy specialist or your local Epilepsy Tasmania Education and Training Co-Ordinator, is likely to prove far more useful than relying on the more informal information disseminated through the internet in general. Insofar as may be permitted by law Epilepsy Tasmania accepts no liability for the use of the material contained in this web site or any web sites linked thereto.
Call Tasmania’s confidential epilepsy helpline and speak to one of our Education & Training Coordinators or Registered Nurses between business hours Monday to Friday
1300 852 853
We are a not-for-profit community organisation providing a broad range of services and support to improve the quality of life and community participation of Tasmanians living with or affected by epilepsy.
One in 25 Australians (20,000 Tasmanians) will develop epilepsy during their life and an additional 80,000 will be affected by it.
Despite more than 50 million people around the world having epilepsy, there remains an unfortunate stigma to it that causes much hurt and frustration. Our independent research has revealed that 53% of Tasmanians living with epilepsy experience discrimination at some point in their life, with 51% of those within the last 12 months.
Epilepsy Tasmania is working to remove this stigma and discrimination by increasing awareness and understanding of epilepsy around our state. Education is one way we are doing this, so please browse this website, download our resources and phone us if you have any questions.
If you’ve been diagnosed with epilepsy or know someone who has – then what we do is all about you. We can help you establish new connections and support systems; communicate better with your medical specialist; arrange first aid training for your workplace, school or community group; and importantly we can be a friend when you need one.
Please – get in touch … join us … be part of our community.
Become an Epilepsy Friendly Workplace
Our interactive, practical training provides workplaces and community groups with an understanding of epilepsy and seizure first aid.
Epilepsy Tasmania trainers have in-depth knowledge of epilepsy and work statewide with organisations of all sizes and across all sectors.
Membership of Epilepsy Tasmania is free and open to all Tasmanians.
Your support enhances our ability to speak for and advocate on behalf of Tasmanians who are living with or affected by epilepsy.
We work for and with the epilepsy community on a daily basis and it is our Friends who enable us to raise the voices of Tasmanians who feel isolated, discriminated against, or lack access to services and support.