Community Education

Epilepsy ACT provides responsive information and education services to community organisations, health and welfare groups, businesses, education providers, students and any other group where a need is identified.

Education and support programs are conducted in schools providing students with a more enlightened attitude towards epilepsy, and informing teachers of the signs, treatment and management of the many different types of seizures.

We:

  • provide lectures for various professional and community groups
  • provide first aid instruction and workshops
  • conduct community and parent information sessions with guest speakers on all aspects of epilepsy care
  • provide support networks for people with different types of epilepsy.

Please see our workplace training page for more information on organisational training.

In-House Epilepsy Awareness Training Workshops

Epilepsy ACT offers in-house training on how to recognise and manage seizures.

Background
Approximately 2-4% of the population experiences epilepsy. It is a condition that is varied and often hard to recognise. It is very often misdiagnosed. This training will give attendees an overview of the ten most common types of epilepsy.

Who would benefit from this training?
Anyone in contact with someone living with epilepsy and would like to gain a better understanding of epilepsy, seizure types and first aid.

Requirements for Training
Training is provided for people who wish to gain a better understanding of epilepsy. No prior training or education is required and the workshop is open to anyone who would like to attend.

Overview of Workshop content
This workshop covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to epilepsy, including the definition and an introduction to seizures
  • Assessing and analysing client’s needs
  • First aid for seizures
  • Managing seizures and epilepsy
  • Managing emergency situations

Practical handouts are provided along with a certificate of attendance.

Cost
The cost of this training is $100 (+GST) per person, this includes handouts and refreshments. Please note that family & friends can get this training at a reduced rate.  Please get in touch for more information.

Dates
This community workshop is run approximately 4 times a year, depending on numbers at our office in the Grant Cameron Community Centre, Holder ACT

For more information, or to register for the next workshop please contact Epilepsy Association ACT on (02) 6287 4555 or email admin@epilepsyact.org.au

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