Unfortunately Epilepsy WA does not receive any state government funding, instead solely relying upon public donations to provide essential epilepsy support services for the 1 in 25 West Australians who will be diagnosed with epilepsy and their loved ones. 

Welcome to

EPILEPSY WA

Epilepsy WA was founded in 1963 and provides a wide array of services to support the WA community, including a network of 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. Unfortunately we don’t receive any government funding and so rely solely upon public donations.

OUR SERVICES

Support Groups

Due to a lack of WA state government funding, we are currently only able to offer half the number of support groups in metro Perth, and our regional groups are on hold. 

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 bed mats and house Australia’s largest display of seizure alert technologies.

Patient/Carer Seminars

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

  • Walk for Epilepsy www.walkforepilepsy.org.au, October 1-25, 2021
  • Annual Street Appeal, November 26, 2021
  • Purple Walk for Epilepsy WA, March 28, 2022
  • Purple Day, March 26, 2022
  • Purple Lights 4 Epilepsy WA, March 26, 2022

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