Hello and welcome to the last Brainwaves for 2019.
At Epilepsy Tasmania, we have all been reflecting on a great year and talking about our many achievements, including:
- Increasing numbers of Tasmanians accessing our organisation.
- 5 Tasmanian schools have completed their Epilepsy Smart accreditation.
- 46 schools have almost completed their Epilepsy Smart accreditation.
- Increasing numbers of Tasmanian businesses becoming Epilepsy Smart Workplaces.
- Growth in our volunteer and Friendship numbers.
- A close-knit team of staff who genuinely love their work.
Much of our growth can be attributed to the State Government funding we receive. We recently submitted a budget submission for the continuation of funding which we hope will allow Epilepsy Tasmania to continue providing services and support to Tasmanians affected by epilepsy. Read our budget submission here.
We are also grateful for the people who are out championing for the many Tasmanians who are living with or supporting someone with epilepsy.
Our AGM was held earlier this month and we welcomed some new Board members. Read our Annual Report here.
And of course, it is so very important to acknowledge and thank all of you – our Friends – as you have supported Epilepsy Tasmania in so many different ways this past year.
As we enter the Christmas holiday season, many places close and the way we connect and belong can take on different meanings and activities. For some, Christmas becomes a busy time with family and friends. For others, it becomes a time when we find ourselves with less activity and while this quiet time can be welcome, it can equally be unwelcome, leaving some people feeling unconnected to the people and activities we need and want. Staying in touch with the people around us, or perhaps joining in with activities in our community are some ways we can lessen any sense of isolation.
We’re looking forward to some time off to recharge, relax and enjoy the end-of-year festivities and we hope to see you all in the New Year.
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Brainwaves Ed 24, 2019