The burdens of having epilepsy are multifold and while medical therapies aim to modify the progression of epilepsy, psychological treatments for people with epilepsy (PWE) aim at reducing psychiatric comorbidities, improve coping, as well as quality of life. Substantial evidence showed that psychological interventions (i.e., cognitive behavioural therapy and mindfulness-based therapies) were effective in improving […]
“No, my bruises are not from a fight.” A young barista named Gerard from Flick The Bean café in Launceston recently shared that turning up to work with bruises or a black eye results in customers joking that he must have been in a fight. The sad reality is that seizures make his life unimaginably […]
Epilepsy Tasmania’s CEO Wendy Groot and Hobart mum Penny Flanagan were interviewed on ABC Hobart radio by Leon Compton ABC We encourage you to listen to this emotional discussion of Penny talking about her son Jack who very sadly recently passed away, most likely from SUDEP (sudden unexpected death from epilepsy). SUDEP can occur in […]
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For Tasmanian-specific research, refer to the report Epilepsy – A Focus on Tasmania 2019.
We’re halfway through Epilepsy Awareness Month – Purple Month – our biggest awareness and fundraising time of the year. I’d like to thank all the schools, businesses and workplaces, and individuals who have already come on board to support Tasmania’s epilepsy community. It’s not too late to get involved – you can host a purple activity, sell our merchandise […]
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.
It’s March so that means It is Epilepsy Awareness Month – Purple Month! This edition is a showcase of the activities and events we know are happening throughout Purple Month. If you are doing something for Purple Month or are interested in being involved (it’s not too late to host a purple activity) let us know by registering on our website or calling 6344 […]
Welcome to Brainwaves. Thankfully as I write this edition, the rains have made an appearance in Tassie and everyone seems to be breathing a sigh of relief and feeling more hopeful. In both our Launceston and Hobart offices, Epilepsy Tasmania staff are busy preparing for Purple Month 2019. March is our most important awareness and fundraising time of the […]