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Join the Australian Epilepsy Research Register

We need your help to participate in social research on the impact of epilepsy? We want you! Join the Australian Epilepsy Research Register and have your voice heard!



SUDEP A Global Conversation

For many years it has been known that people with epilepsy can die suddenly & unexpectedly - a phenomenon now known by the term SUDEP



YouTube Channel - Videos & CSAs

The Epilepsy Foundation has its own YouTube Channel. This is a great way to see some of the videos and Community Service Announcements (CSAs) we use in our work with some great clips from both clients and supporters.



Epilepsy in Schools

Whether your school knows of a student with epilepsy or not, there is a high chance within the school community that epilepsy could be part of the life of parents, staff, grandparents or friends. Being Epilepsy Smart is important for all schools.



Australian Epilepsy Longitudinal Study: Wave 3

The Epilepsy Foundation is undertaking a research program to investigate the psychological & social consequences of epilepsy over many years. Wave 3 is being implemented in 2013/14, it will cover the costs of living with epilepsy including housing, employment status & costs of medicines.



Epilepsy Self Assessment Tool for Service Providers

How well-prepared is your service for supporting people living with epilepsy?
Use this quick self-assessment tool to prompt your thinking.


Epilepsy Self Assessment Tool for Service Providers

Op Shop Volunteers Needed

We need volunteers for our Epilepsy Op Shops! Blackburn ring Darren: 0425 799 413, Cranbourne ring Mark: 0425 799 415, Parkdale ring Natasha: 0425 799 414



Research reveals unfair treatment of people with epilepsy

Almost half of people with epilepsy have experienced unfair treatment or discrimination as a result of their epilepsy, according to a report based on data collected by the Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria, launched earlier this year.



Outstanding Person with Epilepsy Award (Aust) - Robert Wierzbicki

The Joint Epilepsy Council of Australia is delighted to announce that the 2014 Outstanding Person with Epilepsy Award - Australia has been awarded to Mr Robert Wierzbicki from Victoria


Outstanding Person with Epilepsy Award (Aust) - Robert Wierzbicki

Dame Quentin Bryce - National Patron

Last October we had the great honour of announcing The Honourable Quentin Bryce, Australia’s former Governor-General, as the National Patron of the Epilepsy Foundation.


Dame Quentin Bryce - National Patron

Christmas Appeal Shortfall. Can you help?

We don't like to admit it but our Christmas Appeal is struggling to make budget .. we are approximately $44,232 short. We urgently need people like you to support this major appeal. To everyone who has supported us so far please accept our sincere thanks.



Christmas Appeal Shortfall. Can you help?

Design the Purple Day t-shirt

Purple Day t-shirt competition is BACK!!
The winning design will be printed and sold as the official 2015 Purple Day t-shirt.


Design the Purple Day t-shirt

Epilepsy & Bone Health Research

Do you know of twins or triplets aged from five to 18 years, of the same gender, where one takes anti-epileptic medicine and the other doesn’t, and they live in Victoria?



New Epilepsy Resources for Disability

The Epilepsy Foundation in partnership with Bendigo Community Health Services is excited to launch the Epilepsy: Know me, support me suite of resources targeted to the Australian disability sector



Research Findings: Wave 2 of the Longitudinal Survey

Out of the Shadows: needs, perceptions & experiences of people living with epilepsy in Australia.
Research Findings: Wave 2 of the Longitudinal Survey: Executive Summary



Harry Wragg vintage clothing comes to the Epilepsy Op Shops!

Would you LIKE to add some vintage to your wardrobe for just $20 this Winter?
We have LOADS of awesome A-grade Harry Wragg vintage clothing pieces in both our Blackburn (82 South Parade) and Parkdale (258 Como Parade West) Opshops.


Harry Wragg vintage clothing comes to the Epilepsy Op Shops!

Your InTouch with Epilepsy newsletter

The InTouch with Epilepsy supporters' newsletter out! If you are a current supporter or member you should have received a hard copy in the mail or an email will land in your In Box in the next couple of days, or just click on the pdf version and download it now.


Your InTouch with Epilepsy newsletter

New dietary supplement could reduce epileptic seizures

Triheptanoin
A novel metabolic approach to reduce seizures has recently been found to be effective in animal models of epilepsy & seizures. Royal Melbourne Hospital is looking for patients of 16 years or older with treatment resistant seizures.



Inquiry into the Impact of Epilepsy in Australia - Recommendations Released

Recommendations from the first-ever Parliamentary Friends of Epilepsy Informal Inquiry into the Impact of Epilepsy in Australia, held on 30 November 2009, in Canberra, have been released.



Purple Day for Epilepsy

Are you interested in getting involved in Purple Day? Not sure how whether to sell merchandise, host an event or simply go purple on March 26? You can get more information (http://purpleday.com.au/ ) or please contact our Purple Day team on 8809 0666 or email purple@epilepsy.asn.au



Notice of Annual General Meeting

Notice of Annual General Meeting for members who are entitled to vote.
Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria Inc. Annual General Meeting:
6.00pm, Monday 24th November 2014 at the Epilepsy Foundation, 587 Canterbury Road Surrey Hills.


Notice of Annual General Meeting

Epilepsy Management Plan wins Victorian Disability Sector Award

Epilepsy management plan sets standard for people with disabilities. Recently our New Epilepsy Management Plan won the Excellence in Improving Health Award at the Victorian Disability Sector Awards.


Epilepsy Management Plan wins Victorian Disability Sector Award

Science award for epilepsy researchers

Ingrid Scheffer and Sam Berkovic have changed the way the world thinks about epilesy.



Corporate Games Seizure 1st Aid competiton

The Epilepsy Foundation is the official charity of the 2013 Australian Corporate Games. As part of the Games we are running a special promotion for you to win a JB Hi-Fi Shopping Spree worth $650!



Seizure First Aid Competition- ENTER HERE

Win a JB Hi-Fi Shopping Spree worth $650