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Training For Teachers and Teacher-Aids

This one-and-a-half hour workshop provides an overview of epilepsy and seizures, its triggers, how to manage epilepsy, seizure first aid and the impact on life. This person-centred approach unpacks an individual’s Epilepsy Management Plan.

Training For Support Staff

This two-hour interactive workshop is suitable for health care workers and professional carers. It covers epilepsy and seizures, triggers, seizure first aid, the impact on life, Epilepsy Management Plans, attending medication appointments with interactive small group activities. This workshop includes information on the “epilepsy – know me, support me” package that is supported by the NDIS and designed for individuals in supported care.

Epilepsy Tasmania’s training will help you understand epilepsy and seizure first aid.

Our interactive, practical training helps workplaces and community groups understand the condition of epilepsy and the first aid required during a seizure. Epilepsy Tasmania trainers have in-depth knowledge of epilepsy and travel statewide to organisations of all sizes and across all sectors:

  • tertiary institutions and schools
  • medical and allied health professionals
  • government departments
  • aged care facilities
  • childcare and support workers
  • emergency services
  • disability service providers
  • community groups

Why epilepsy training is important.

20,000 Tasmanians will develop epilepsy with a further 80,000 family members, carers, friends and colleagues affected – that’s one-fifth of Tasmania’s population!

51% of Tasmanians with epilepsy have experienced discrimination in the last 12 months – mostly within their workplace or educational institutions.

An increasing number of older people are developing epilepsy, yet they can be undiagnosed or misdiagnosed because epilepsy symptoms are harder to differentiate from other causes as we age.

People with epilepsy have an increased risk of social isolation due partly to fear of experiencing a seizure in public.

Why you should choose Epilepsy Tasmania to deliver your training.

Epilepsy Tasmania trainers have in-depth knowledge of epilepsy and backgrounds in nursing, social work, direct care and education.

Epilepsy Tasmania trainers have experience working with organisations of all sizes and across all sectors.

Epilepsy Tasmania backs up its training with a free telephone advice line and our world-first telephone-based peer support service Epilepsy Connect.

Book or enquire about our training on 03 6344 6881.