Difficult Conversations Are Needed 23 October is International SUDEP Action Day. For reasons that are poorly understood, people with epilepsy have an increased risk of dying suddenly for no discernible reason. Epilepsy – A Focus on Tasmania, released early this month highlighted that across Australia approximately 300 people die from epilepsy each year. The cause […]
Research released today by Epilepsy Tasmania reveals startling new health statistics and the significant burden that epilepsy places on Tasmanians. The report Epilepsy – A Focus on Tasmania provides new insights into epilepsy and compares the situation in Tasmania against national and international data. “This is the most comprehensive epilepsy research ever undertaken in Tasmania […]
The Coalition Government will commit $20M over four years to support people living with epilepsy, Minister for Health, Greg Hunt, announced on Saturday. The funding will enable the expanded delivery of a range of national epilepsy initiatives that will reduce the chronic health impacts experienced by Australians of all ages living with epilepsy through a […]
Purple Day is a worldwide grassroots campaign started in 2008 by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan from Canada to get more people talking about epilepsy. For the past 11 years, Epilepsy Tasmania through its affiliation with Epilepsy Australia has been a proud official partner of Purple Day, using it to educate Tasmanians about epilepsy and challenge myths […]
On Friday 8th March 2019, the Minister for Education, Mr Jeremy Rockcliff MP, officially launched Tasmania’s Epilepsy Smart School program and recognised Trevallyn Primary School as the first in Tasmania to achieve Epilepsy Smart accreditation. Read more in our media release.