We believe that no one with epilepsy should go it alone.
We Are Working Towards Creating an ‘epilepsy smart’ New Zealand
Our trained Epilepsy Educators provide support and information on epilepsy.
We can provide:
- Educational services for professionals who work with people with epilepsy such as ambulance service staff, police, nurses and teachers
- Community awareness through speaking engagements in community groups including service clubs, workplaces, school and recreational clubs
- A national epilepsy information and support line 0800 3745 37 (Monday to Friday)
- Information and support services, either face-to-face, over the phone, email or online
- Educational programmes to increase the understanding of a person with epilepsy, their family and friends
- Some regions are able to offer various types of support and social groups
- Seizure management planning that provides strategies to help the person with epilepsy gain control of their seizures and build confidence
- Regular publications of information through newsletters, brochures, information sheets and our website www.epilepsy.org.nz
We have an active and informative Facebook Page
We Support People Living with Epilepsy
Every case of epilepsy is unique and everyone with epilepsy will need some form of support in their life.
Epilepsy New Zealand works to ensure that:
- all people with epilepsy have access to information relevant to their age and condition
- employers understand epilepsy and how to respond to the needs of their people living with epilepsy
- teachers understand children’s epilepsy and how to ensure they achieve a better education
- people understand and manage their epilepsy well
- society understands epilepsy so that people with the condition feel connected and included in the community.
We do this by delivering:
- support programs for people and families living with epilepsy
- education and training tailored for individuals, families, schools, workplaces and community settings
- information and resources
- community awareness programs
Epilepsy New Zealand is the voice for people living with epilepsy.