If you know someone who has epilepsy, chances are that you may also feel affected by it too.
Family, friends, carers and work colleagues often report higher levels of stress, especially during the early stages of an epilepsy diagnosis, and when seizures are not fully under control.
Epilepsy is a common condition. More than 50 million people around the world live with a diagnosis of epilepsy. One in 25 Australians (20,000 Tasmanians) will develop it at some point in their life and one in 10 of us will experience a seizure.
If this is your first experience with epilepsy it is normal to be concerned and you will likely have many questions. Epilepsy Tasmania is here to answer them all and reassure you that school, work and friendships can remain as they always were.
We encourage you to browse this website, download our resources, join a support group and come along to a social event. If you still have questions, call our telephone helpline during business hours and speak to one of our Registered Nurses or Education and Training Coordinators.
Please join us by becoming a free Friend of Epilepsy Tasmania and benefit from our community of like-minded individuals, carers and experts who can provide you with help, hope and support.