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Epilepsy Tasmania has been helping Tasmanians With Epilepsy For Over 45 Years. We are a not-for-profit community organisation improving the quality of life of Tasmanians with epilepsy, and those around them, through education, coordination and support. 20,000 Tasmanians have epilepsy and an additional 80,000 family members, colleagues and friends are affected in some way - that’s one-fifth of Tasmania’s population! Unfortunately, the condition still has an unfortunate stigma that causes much hurt and frustration: 51% of Tasmanians with epilepsy have experienced discrimination as a result of their condition during the last year. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with epilepsy, we can help you: - Communicate better with your medical specialist. - Create an Epilepsy Friendly Workplace. - Make your school Epilepsy Smart. - Teach your family seizure first aid and medication administration. - Establish valuable support systems. - Live well with epilepsy. What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a common brain condition that takes the form of recurring seizures. Epilepsy is not due to the effects of drugs or alcohol, although some onlookers may assume this is the case. Epilepsy is not contagious. Anyone can develop epilepsy and it can develop at any age. - 1 in 25 Australians will develop epilepsy during their life. - 1 in 10 will experience a seizure during their life.