Epilepsy New Zealand is determined to support those living with epilepsy and those who care for them. With good epilepsy information, support and services to help people to understand their epilepsy, accept and manage their condition successfully, they have a far greater chance of success in gaining control of their seizures.
What do we do?
- Educational services for professionals who work with people with epilepsy such as ambulance service staff, police, nurses and teachers
- Community awareness through speaking engagements in community groups including service clubs, workplaces, school and recreational clubs
- A national epilepsy helpline 0800 374 537
- Information and support services, both face-to-face and over the phone
- Educational programmes to increase the understanding of a person with epilepsy, their family and friends
- Local branches offering various types of support and social groups
- Seizure management planning that provides strategies to help the person with epilepsy gain control of their seizures and build confidence
- Regular publications of information through newsletters, brochures, information sheets and our website
How do we do it?
Our professionally trained Epilepsy Information and Support Specialists provide support and information on epilepsy. This can be to the individual, their family/whanau, schools, and places of employment, other health agencies or professionals.
For more information visit our website Epilepsy NZ