Aboriginal Resources

Epilepsy Association ACT has worked closely with the local Aboriginal community to create the following three publications designed specifically to educate the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander community about epilepsy.

Epilepsy within Indigenous Australians

Developed for Epilepsy ACT by Gordon Coleman with illustrations by Kargun Fogarty (Mooj) this resources, enhanced by symbolic Aboriginal art presents a descriptive 201409081539information about epileptic seizures and first aid.

To access a PDF copy of this publication click – Indigenous Epilepsy Program

For a hard copy please email admin@epilepsyact.org.au  Please note there is a cost of $3 (plus $2 postage).

 

 Resource kit for Aboriginal communities

Developed by Epilepsy ACT for Epilepsy Australia, this information and resource kit has been specifically designed for Aboriginal people diagnosed with epilepsy, their families and community, to assist them with basic information about epilepsy and where to find further information and assistance to help them manage their condition.

This kit it also designed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and other health workers working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in a range of health settings.

The resource kit consists of the following epilepsy information as Fact Sheets for Health Workers or brochures for clients:

  • What is epilepsy?Indigneous kit
  • Treatment
  • Lifestyles
  • Further Education & Training
  • Women
  • Men
  • Children
  • Seizure/Fits first aid
  • Driving
  • References

This kit is available for $20 from Epilepsy ACT (plus $5 postage). To purchase a copy please email admin@epilepsyact.org.au

 

Jason’s Story

ACT Artist Andrew Hore has worked closely with local Aboriginal man Jason to create the story of Jason’s first epileptic seizure. Jason’s story depicts his hospital stay and the confusion surrounding his diagnosis to making the first steps to getting support, information and compassion from Epilepsy Association ACT. This comic is the first in a series that will follow Jason’s journey to understanding his diagnosis and gaining control of his seizures.

To view Jason’s story click on the pictures below.

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