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 […]
Welcome to our first Brainwaves for 2019. As I write, Tasmania is in the grip of a heatwave and many ferocious bushfires. Please keep yourself safe and remember to look after each other. If you know of someone with epilepsy, check in with them – dehydration and stress can both trigger seizures. A friendly chat can make such a difference to […]
What a month Tasmania had during March 2018 for National Epilepsy Awareness Month (Purple Month). Thank you Tasmania for your ongoing support to raise awareness of epilepsy and funds to help Epilepsy Tasmania provide services and support to Tasmanians affected by epilepsy. We couldn’t do it without you! Purple Month 2019 is just around […]
Welcome to our final Brainwaves for 2018. There is much we have to celebrate, as it’s been an eventful year for Epilepsy Tasmania.
Do you know someone who experiences epilepsy? Did you know that 90% of people who do experience the condition (along with those who support them) – feel discriminated against and often suffer from feelings of isolation? These figures come from a recent survey of Tasmanians with epilepsy and to find out more, Paul McIntyre spoke […]
There’s been a theme of kindness and gratitude in the air this month, encouraged perhaps by International Kindness Day which fell on the 13th of November.
At just 10 years of age, Lily Smith, is passionate about increasing awareness of epilepsy and raising funds to better support Tasmanians affected by the condition. Discover what Lily is doing and why in our link.