Epilepsy WA does not receive any state government funding and relies heavily upon public donations to provide essential epilepsy support services for the 1 in 25 who will be diagnosed with epilepsy and their loved ones.

Welcome to

EPILEPSY WA

Epilepsy WA was founded in 1963 and provides the widest array of epilepsy support services for the WA community, including a network of monthly support groups, a free seizure-alert bed mat loan program, epilepsy training, patient/carer seminars, a compassionate ear listening service, a seizure technology display and awareness-raising activities. Epilepsy WA’s office is conveniently located near to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and Perth Children’s Hospital in Nedlands. 

OUR SERVICES

Support Groups

We provide professionally facilitated peer to peer epilepsy support groups in Nedlands, Armadale, Midland, Joondalup, Bunbury and online.

 

SUDEP & Risk Reduction

We provide information to raise awareness of SUDEP and how to reduce risk of epilepsy related harm.

 

Epilepsy Smart Schools

Become nationally recognised as Epilepsy Smart – train beyond seizure first aid and raise awareness of epilepsy at your school or childcare centre. 

Seizure-alert Technologies

We loan out free seizure alert technology devices (terms and conditions apply), we provide information on devices and we have the largest seizure alert technology display in Australia.

Webinars & Conference Days 

We produce free online webinars and run periodic seminars on a variety of epilepsy-related topics.

Epilepsy &
Midazolam Training

Individual Enrolment – Epilepsy: An Introduction to Understanding and Managing Epilepsy

This 1hr online course, teaches you about epilepsy and its impacts, including seizure types and seizure first aid. This course is a prerequisite to Emergency Medication Training.

Organisational Enrolment – Epilepsy: An Introduction to Understanding and Managing Epilepsy

This 1hr online course teaches participants about epilepsy and its impacts, including seizure types and seizure first aid. This course is a prerequisite to achieve Epilepsy Smart School status.

Organisational Enrolment – Understanding the Epilepsy Management Plan

This 30-minute online course equips participants with the knowledge to recognise an Epilepsy Management Plan, understand its purpose and the development process. Free plan templates are available on the Epilepsy Smart Schools Website.

Epilepsy: Administration of Emergency Medication

This face to face course provides participants with the theoretical knowledge and also the practical simulated experience, to help equip them with the skills needed to administer Emergency Medication in accordance with a specific management plan.

EPILEPSY NEWS

DISCLAIMER

Important Message: The information contained within this website is not intended to take the place of individual medical advice. Do not make changes to treatment or medications without first discussing with your treating clinician.

EVENTS

  • Retro Musical Bingo, October 8, 2022
  • Make March Purple for Epilepsy, March 2022
  • Purple Day, March 26, 2022
  • Purple Lights 4 Epilepsy WA, March 26, 2022
  • Virtual Purple Walk for Epilepsy WA, March 27, 2022
  • Annual Street Appeal, November 25, 2022

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