Welcome to the Epilepsy Tasmania eLearning site
Epilepsy Tasmania is a community organisation providing a broad range of resources and services across Tasmania to improve the quality of life and community participation of Tasmanians living with or affected by epilepsy.
Epilepsy causes big problems in people’s lives:
- One in 10 people will experience a seizure, and one in 25 Australians (20,000 Tasmanians) will develop epilepsy at some point during their life.
- Despite more than 50 million people around the world having epilepsy, there remains an unfortunate stigma to it that causes much hurt and frustration.
- Our independent research has revealed that 53% of Tasmanians living with epilepsy experience discrimination at some point in their life, with 51% of those within the last 12 months.
The way to solve these problems is through education and training.
If, in your daily practice, you have contact with a person living with epilepsy then you are in the right place to find the training you need to help you support that person.
Through these education and training program's we develop the capacity of individuals and families, organisations and the community to better understand and support the needs of a person living with epilepsy.
Epilepsy Tasmania is the voice for Tasmanians living with or affected by epilepsy.
We’ve been helping Tasmanians for over 40 years!
Epilepsy Tasmania was formed in 1975 as the Epilepsy Association of Tasmania to provide support to people living with epilepsy. Today we provide even more services throughout Tasmania including support for family members, friends and carers who are affected by epilepsy; training for schools, workplaces and aged care facilities; and provision of resources and advice for healthcare professionals.
Our goals are to:
- provide personalised support services to Tasmanians living with or affected by epilepsy
- raise community awareness and understanding of epilepsy
- be a financially sustainable association that adheres to best practice governance principles
- support and promote research that seeks to improve the lives of Tasmanians living with or affected by epilepsy.
We have a clear mission - To improve the quality of life and community participation of all Tasmanians living with or affected by epilepsy.
Your support enhances our ability to speak for and advocate on behalf of Tasmanians who are living with or affected by epilepsy.
We work for and with the epilepsy community on a daily basis and it is our Friends who enable us to raise the voices of Tasmanians who feel isolated, discriminated against, or lack access to services and support.