Our latest appeal – we are not powerless

Our latest appeal – we are not powerless

14 August 2020

Our world has changed so much in the space of a few months and it has been extremely challenging for organisations like Epilepsy Action Australia. I wish that I was bringing you better news but unfortunately, COVID-19 has hit us hard in many ways, and we are struggling to make ends meet, to keep ourRead More…

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The Fight of Our Lives!

05 May 2020

Will you join our fight to keep Epilepsy Nurses on the Frontline? Epilepsy Action Australia is fighting to keep our essential services operating during this current health crisis and WE NEED YOU! The past few weeks and coming months are anxious and scary times for our community. I don’t think there is a single personRead More…

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Practical steps – Epilepsy and Coronavirus

11 March 2020

Medical advice relating to the coronavirus is the same for anyone with epilepsy as for the general public. People with epilepsy are no more likely to get the coronavirus than anyone else. Still, we do recognise that respiratory and fever symptoms could trigger seizures in some people with epilepsy, and have a bigger impact onRead More…

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Proof is in the Pudding

18 December 2019

As 2019 almost wraps up, I wanted to reflect on all that we have achieved throughout the year. As always there’s still so much to be done but we’ve had some major triumphs and kicked some pretty big goals this year. I wanted to remind you of just some of these wins and to promiseRead More…

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Take Action4Epilepsy Now

02 September 2019

THE PURPLE PROJECT Since 1952, Epilepsy Action Australia has been supporting people with epilepsy. More than 250,000 people in Australia have epilepsy and more than 800,000 of us will be diagnosed in our lifetimes. Epilepsy can have a profound impact on individuals, families and entire communities and as such, there is still much to beRead More…

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Where there is Research, there is Hope

11 February 2019

What would the world be like without ‘hope’? I cannot imagine and I’m sure you couldn’t either. I want to share with you our latest fundraising campaign and the hope that research can bring to many families living with epilepsy. Epilepsy Action is dedicated to supporting innovative research that significantly impacts the diagnosis and treatmentRead More…

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The very best gifts are the ones we give …

06 November 2018

As the festive season draws nearer, I wanted to share with you our latest fundraising appeal. Meet Caitlyn and her best friend Brooklyn (a Ted-E-Bear). Help us give comfort and joy this Christmas through our Ted-E-Bear Connection program. ********** The very best gifts are the ones we give… As the holiday season approaches, we areRead More…

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Meet our pint-sized Superheroes

16 August 2018

I wanted to share our latest Fundraising appeal with you and introduce some amazing little Superheroes who take on the challenge of epilepsy every day. These little ones amaze us and we hope you will be touched by their stories too. ****************** Not All Superheroes Wear Capes Superheroes come in all shapes and sizes, andRead More…

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Living with Epilepsy and Disability

24 July 2018

It’s estimated that some 30,000 Australians living with intellectual disability also have epilepsy. Unfortunately, as many as one in four are misdiagnosed, largely due to inadequate training in recognising and managing seizures by their caregivers. Not only is epilepsy more common in people with intellectual disability than in the rest of the population; the requirementRead More…

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Purple Day is here again!

22 March 2018

Epilepsy awareness is something we should strive for everyday but especially on March 26th  – Purple Day! Knowledge is power when it comes to understanding and assisting someone with epilepsy. So, this Purple Day, Epilepsy Action Australia has an important message for the public: Please educate yourselves about epilepsy and learn how to assist someoneRead More…

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Much Achieved … Still More to Be Done

14 December 2017

It’s natural as another year comes to a close that we reflect on all that we have achieved throughout 2017. There’s still so much to be done but we’ve had some major wins. I wholeheartedly thank the Epilepsy Action Australia, our partners, stakeholders and clients for all their support, hard work and donations. Recently, afterRead More…

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This SUDEP Action Day Join Us in Asking ‘Why?’

23 October 2017

As those with epilepsy know only too well, there are a lot of misconceptions about the condition. One of them is epilepsy does not lead to death.   Unfortunately, one tragic consequence of epilepsy can be SUDEP – Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, which is estimated to be responsible for a devastating 150 epilepsy-related deathsRead More…

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