SeizureSmart Workplaces

 

As part of the SeizureSmart Program, Epilepsy New Zealand has a number of training modules for workplaces seeking further information about epilepsy, seizures, and the challenges faced by people who live with epilepsy in the workplace.

The modules cover strategies for use by work colleagues and those working alongside an employee/s living with epilepsy.

These modules are not intended as legal advice

FAQ’s

  • How long does the training take – approx. 30-40 mins.
  • Do I need to complete all of it – yes, it will not move you onto the next section without completing the first.
  • Do I get a certificate at the end – yes each course will provide a personalised certificate at the end of the training, available to download,
  • Are there different courses for Managers and colleagues? – Yes, there are two courses available with slightly different content.
  • How much does it cost? Each course is $40 Per Person

SeizureSmart training for workplaces offers evidence-based and person-centered online learning modules, aimed at helping employers and colleagues understand epilepsy and how they can support an employee and/or customers in their workplaces who live with epilepsy.

There are two modules available: Working with Epilepsy for Colleagues and Working with Epilepsy for Managers

Working with Epilepsy for Colleagues- Access Training Here

This module is a general guide about epilepsy in the workplace and covers strategies for work colleagues to use when working alongside a person living with epilepsy.

Topics Covered:

What is and what causes epilepsy

    1. Living with epilepsy
    2. Myths and misconceptions
    3. Discussing epilepsy and reasonable adjustments
    4. Seizure types and first aid

The cost is $40 PP

WORKING WITH EPILEPSY FOR MANAGERS- ACCESS TRAINING HERE

This module is a general guide to employers about epilepsy in the workplace. The module covers the workplace responsibilities and legal obligations of employers along with strategies for use with employees living with epilepsy.

Topics Covered:

What is and what causes epilepsy

    1. Living with epilepsy
    2. Myths and misconceptions
    3. Discussing epilepsy and reasonable adjustments
    4. Seizure types and first aid
    5. Employer support

The cost is $40 PP

Resources available to download to support workplace training.

Working with epilepsy – a free online training course for people in the workforce who live with epilepsy

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