‘Make March Purple’ to turn things around for epilepsy

‘Make March Purple’ to turn things around for epilepsy

29 February 2024

RELEASE DATE: 29 February 2024 ‘Make March Purple’ to turn things around for epilepsy Every 33 minutes a life is turned upside down by epilepsy, a neurological condition that can affect anyone at any time. This March, Australians will join footballing legend Wally Lewis to turn the nation purple and change lives. “I wish I’dRead More…

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Hugging Away Hardships: Ted-E-Bear Connection Offers Support and Education for Greater Hobart Children and Families Living with Epilepsy

05 December 2023

Registrations now open In December, Epilepsy Action Australia launched a very special program in Greater Hobart providing vital social and emotional support to children with epilepsy and their families. Children registered for the Ted-E-Bear Connection program will be posted a soft, beautiful, cuddly teddy-bear to be a comforting friend when they are struggling with sadness,Read More…

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Hope in Action: ‘Strong Foundations’ Nurse Support Program Addresses Unique Needs of South Australian Children Battling Epilepsy

05 December 2023

Delivery by Telehealth to ensure equal access in city and regions The call is out for South Australian children with epilepsy to enrol in a life-changing program launched statewide by Epilepsy Action Australia in November. ‘Strong Foundations’ will provide intensive, personalised support from specialist epilepsy Registered Nurses to children and their families, aiming to helpRead More…

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CUDDLY TEDDY-BEAR FRIENDS NOW AVAILABLE FOR GREATER GEELONG CHILDREN AFFECTED BY SEIZURES AND EPILEPSY

30 November 2023

Comfort and essential support services on offer The call is out for children living with epilepsy and seizures from Greater Geelong to take part in a heartwarming new program launched by Epilepsy Action Australia in October. Each child registered for the program will receive an exciting free gift in the mail – a beautiful, cuddly,Read More…

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PRESS RELEASE: New Leadership for the Board of Epilepsy Action Australia

29 November 2023

New Leadership for the Board of Epilepsy Action Australia There has been a ‘changing of the guard’, but unwavering commitment and resolve continues for pursuit of optimal outcomes for those living with epilepsy Following its Annual General Meeting last month, the Board of Epilepsy Action Australia has selected a new leader as Chair of its BoardRead More…

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PRESS RELEASE: New Board of Directors Appointments

20 November 2023

November 2023 Epilepsy Action Australia announces the appointment of five new board members Strengthening their Board with strong commercial expertise partnered with lived experience of epilepsy. Epilepsy Action Australia proudly announces the appointment of five new non-executive directors to the not-for-profit board of directors. New board members Jeff Fryer, Jayne Meyer-Tucker, Alan Shields, and DavidRead More…

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PRESS RELEASE: New study reveals gaps in Australians’ understanding of epilepsy

29 March 2023

  New study reveals gaps in Australians’ understanding of epilepsy   • New research reveals that 25% of Australians do not know the specifics of epilepsy as a health condition. • One third of Australians (30%) express interest in learning more about epilepsy. • 60% of Australians are not aware of drug resistant epilepsy, includingRead More…

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PRESS RELEASE: Sydney Opera House lights up purple to raise awareness for Epilepsy Action Australia

24 February 2021

Sydney Opera House lights up purple to raise awareness for Epilepsy Action Australia Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness – March 26, 2021 This March, for the first time ever, the Sydney Opera House will light up purple for Epilepsy Action Australia on Purple Day to raise awareness for epilepsy. Every year, Epilepsy Action Australia worksRead More…

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PRESS RELEASE: From Outrage to relief, as TikTok releases new feature to avoid seizure triggers

03 December 2020

FROM OUTRAGE TO RELIEF, AS TIKTOK RELEASES NEW FEATURE TO AVOID SEIZURE TRIGGERS RELEASE DATE: 26 November 2020 Epilepsy Action Australia is delighted that TikTok have announced a new feature to avoid triggering seizures. TikTok personally wrote to the CEO, Carol Ireland, of Epilepsy Action Australia to advise that they are making TikTok more accessibleRead More…

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PRESS RELEASE: The Million Dollar Teddy Bear

03 December 2020

EPILEPSY ACTION AUSTRALIA INTRODUCES THE MILLION DOLLAR TEDDY BEAR TO FUND CARE FOR 250,000 AUSTRALIANS WITH EPILEPSY RELEASE DATE: 18 November 2020 In a bold bid to raise funds for essential services for the hundreds of thousands of Australians who are affected by epilepsy, Epilepsy Action Australia have launched an innovative charity campaign called “TheRead More…

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PRESS RELEASE: Selfcare September

10 November 2020

SELFCARE SEPTEMBER RELEASE DATE 1st September 2020 It’s all about you in SELF CARE SEPTEMBER, as Epilepsy Action Australia launches an essential new wellness initiative Epilepsy Action Australia’s new month-long initiative SELF CARE SEPTEMBER has a life-changing message: it makes sense to put yourself first. SELF CARE SEPTEMBER encourages all Australians to look after themselvesRead More…

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PRESS RELEASE: Outrage over sick TikTok stunt

30 June 2020

As users post sick videos faking seizures and deaths, Epilepsy Action Australia calls for a ban and apology from TikTok. Australia’s leading epilepsy support organisation has slammed a horrifying TikTok trend that features users faking seizures and even deaths. In TikTok’s ‘seizure challenge,’ young people pretend to suffer or die from a fit, accompanied byRead More…

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