Young People

We have resources specifically designed for young people with epilepsy.

Equip

Equip is a self-paced online tool to assist young people with epilepsy cope with the possible psychological, social and lifestyle changes of living with epilepsy. It has information about issues that may arise for young people with epilepsy. Things such as drugs and alcohol, dating and relationships, telling others about it, and more.

  • Comprehensive source of information – with voiceover if needed
  • Addresses issues faced by youth living with epilepsy
  • Provide strategies to tackle issues during transition from childhood to adulthood
  • Hear others share their experiences

To go to Equip click here

You will need to create a login first.

rEaction

rEaction is an online resource targeted at youth, with and without epilepsy, to better understand the condition. It is a good one to refer friends to so they can have a better grasp on the impact it can have. Issues covered include epilepsy and:

  • alcohol and drugs
  • fatigue, lack of sleep, stress
  • bullying
  • dating
  • puberty
  • birth control
  • playing sport, driving
  • study and school

Go to rEaction click here.

Facebook

Epilepsy Action Australia have a Facebook group specifically for young people. It is not a public group so you will need to contact us epilepsy@epilepsy.org.au to find out more.

 

For more information:

Young Epilepsy UK

Youth Health Talk – Young People with Epilepsy