Website Links

Epilepsy Associations
Epilepsy Action aims to improve the quality of life and promote the interests of people living with epilepsy.
Epilepsy Canada is the only national non-profit organisation whose mission is to enhance the quality of life for persons affected by epilepsy through promotion and support of research, and facilitation of education and awareness initiatives that build understanding and acceptance of epilepsy.
Scotland’s epilepsy website, Epilepsy Scotland involves people affected by epilepsy in raising awareness of epilepsy issues and works to ensure that services are developed to meet their varied needs.
International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE) where you will find information on the social and non-medical aspects of epilepsy.
The International League against Epilepsy (ILAE) is the world’s pre-eminent association of physicians and other health professionals working towards a world where no persons' life is limited by epilepsy. Its mission is to provide the highest quality of care and well-being for those afflicted with the condition and other related seizure disorders.
Epilepsy Ontario is a registered charitable non-profit non-government health organisation dedicated to promoting independence and optimal quality of life for children and adults living with seizure disorders, by promoting information, awareness, support services, advocacy, education and research. is an online resource provided by the Epilepsy Therapy Development Project. Their mission is to inform and empower two groups of patients and their families: those facing newly diagnosed epilepsy, and those struggling with epilepsy that has resisted treatment.
European Epilepsy Academy (EUREPA). The European Epilepsy Academy, being a part of the European structure of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), is an association which aims to improve epilepsy knowledge and consequently the quality of care throughout Europe.
European Fed. of Neurological Societies (EFNS). The EFNS is an organisation that unites and supports neurologists across the whole of Europe.
European Federation of Neurological Associations. The European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA) brings together European umbrella organisations of neurological patient advocacy groups, to work with other associations in the field of neurology, including the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS).
Joint Epilepsy Council of the UK and Ireland. The Joint Epilepsy Council of the UK and Ireland (JEC) is an umbrella organisation which exists to represent the united voice of the voluntary sector and presents evidence based views on the need to improve services for people with epilepsy, their families, and careers in the UK and Ireland. 
National Society for Epilepsy. The National Society for Epilepsy is committed to providing information and support to people with epilepsy.  They also provide care for people with epilepsy through medical and residential services.
Epilepsy Queensland Inc is dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with epilepsy and their careers / families through advocacy, research, support and information. Considerable effort is put into increasing public awareness and raising community understanding of epilepsy.
Epilepsy Action (Australia) provides education and support services to children and adults with epilepsy or other seizure disorders across Australia. 
Parents Educating Arkansas about Children with Epilepsy (PEACE) is a free support group for parents. Our mission is to educate the people of Arkansas about children who have epilepsy and other forms of seizure disorders. Our goal is to supply research, resources, and provide the support necessary to bring peace and comfort to parents who are dealing with the daily reality of seeing their child grow up with epilepsy.


Neurological Alliance Organisations
The Head Injury Society of New Zealand was formed in 1987 to raise head injury issues at a national level, to increase understanding and recognition and to help address the needs of those who have suffered head injury and there families.
The Brain Injury Association New Zealand provides information, advocacy and support to people with brain injury and their families / whanau.

Pharmaceutical Companies
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a world-leading, research-based pharmaceutical and consumer healthcare company. The Glaxo Smith Kline website is about prescription medicines. The user is able to make a search on the website for their medication and get full information.
Sanofi-Aventis is a pharmaceutical company, their website provides information on various medication.
HealthLink's primary objective is to arrange for the delivery of contracted health care services. Tom Bowden 0800 288 885.

Community Organisations
Parent to Parent is a support and information network for parents of children with special needs. Support is provided voluntarily by Trained Support Parents who have a child with the same or similar needs.
This website provides information about the work of the Office of the Children’s Commissioner’s and children’s and young people’s rights.
Community net is an information sharing resource for NZ community and voluntary groups. Here you will find guides, news and tools for and by clubs, groups, charities, trusts, hapu & iwi.
The Commission champions fundamental human rights as a framework for a fair and just society for all the people of New Zealand. The Human Rights Act 1993 sets out the Commission's functions. draws together the health and wellbeing services New Zealanders depend upon - whether for self-referral, finding health professionals and their professional profiles.

Employment Organisations
Emerge Supported Employment Trust is a charitable organisation which provides a range of professional supported employment and transition services for people with disabilities in Wellington.
Equal employment looks at the job opportunities that are provided for the public. It works with people that have different conditions that may have trouble getting into a job.
This link looks at employment issues for people living with epilepsy, safety sensitive jobs and what jobs are suitable.

Government Agencies
Land and transport New Zealand Website. The website has detailed information on the restrictions on driving with epilepsy.
This website looks at job opportunities and job training.

Medical Links
Pacific Medical Training has provided us with a very valuable resource that looks at the brain and its form and function, as well as information about disorders of the nervous system. It also offers some advice on some options for optimising your brain and preventing injury.