Having your child diagnosed with epilepsy can be frightening, but Epilepsy Tasmania can help you and your child adjust to living well with epilepsy.
We offer personal support to help your child regain their confidence at school; provide up-to-date information on the latest advice and resources; and offer training in first aid responses for your child’s teachers and support staff.
Our registered nurse will help you create an epilepsy management plan that will enable your child to manage their own epilepsy and communicate their needs to family, friends and teachers.
For ongoing support, we provide telephone-based and face-to-face support options run by our staff and peers who have their own lived epilepsy experience.
Some parents find the ketogenic diet is particularly helpful for managing their child’s epilepsy.
Encourage your child’s school to become a nationally endorsed Epilepsy Smart School.