Young People

Epilepsy can bring about many difficult challenges and affect people in many different ways – physically, socially, emotionally and also have cognitive effects.  It is not just about seizures.

The nature of epilepsy, it is unpredictable and often ongoing, and the fact that it is a disease that affects the brain, means it can certainly have an impact on behaviour, thoughts and emotions.

We have resources specifically designed for young people with epilepsy.

Equip

Equip is a self-paced online tool to help young people with epilepsy cope with the psychological, social and lifestyle changes of living with epilepsy.

There is information about issues such as drugs and alcohol, dating and relationships, telling others about it, and more.

  • Comprehensive source of information – with a voice-over 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.

 

Facebook

Epilepsy Action Australia have a Facebook group specifically for young people. It is a private group so you will need to contact us [email protected] to find out more.

For more information:

Young Epilepsy UK

Youth Health Talk – Young People with Epilepsy