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Description

We support people living with epilepsy.


We do this by delivering:

  • support programmes for people and families living with epilepsy
  • education and training for individuals, families, schools, workplaces, and community settings
  • information and resources on our website
  • community awareness programmes

See our services below.

Ages

Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke

How do I access this service?

Make an appointment, Contact us

Charges

Services are free of charge or at no cost for people living with epilepsy in New Zealand.

Advanced Professional Development training is charged at a cost recovery rate per workshop. Details are available by contacting a local Educator on 0800 37 45 37.

Teaching & Information Resources are available online www.epilepsy.org.nz

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Hours

Mon – Thu 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Fri 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Languages Spoken

English

Services Provided

Seminars for Understanding Epilepsy

These training seminars are suitable for health professionals, education professionals, students, community agencies, workplaces, care facilities, government departments, or anyone interested in learning how to recognise and manage seizures. Basic Understanding (30-40 minutes) what is epilepsy what causes epilepsy recognising seizure types how to manage seizures seizure triggers lifestyle issues Full Understanding (1.5-2 hours) what is epilepsy what causes epilepsy recognising seizure types managing seizures seizure triggers recording seizures principles of anit-epileptic medication lifestyle issues Advanced Professional Development Seizure Smart Online Training for Schools Workplaces Additional trainings coming soon.

These training seminars are suitable for health professionals, education professionals, students, community agencies, workplaces, care facilities, government departments, or anyone interested in learning how to recognise and manage seizures.

Basic Understanding (30-40 minutes)

  • what is epilepsy
  • what causes epilepsy
  • recognising seizure types
  • how to manage seizures
  • seizure triggers
  • lifestyle issues

Full Understanding (1.5-2 hours)

  • what is epilepsy
  • what causes epilepsy
  • recognising seizure types
  • managing seizures
  • seizure triggers
  • recording seizures
  • principles of anit-epileptic medication
  • lifestyle issues

Advanced Professional Development

Seizure Smart Online Training for

  • Schools
  • Workplaces

Additional trainings coming soon.

Family/Whanau Ora

Service types: Asian services, Advocacy, Family / whānau support, Kaupapa Māori, Pacific People, Transport, Pregnancy and parenting, Whānau support.

Service types: Asian services, Advocacy, Family / whānau support, Kaupapa Māori, Pacific People, Transport, Pregnancy and parenting, Whānau support.

Wellness / healthy lifestyle

Infomation and support on how to manage epilepsy through healthy living.

Infomation and support on how to manage epilepsy through healthy living.

Information & support

Brochures and information sheets available, and we run a newsletter. And you can understand more about epilepsy here and about managing epilepsy here. Personal appointments are also available to help a person understand and manage their epilepsy. We cover: what epilepsy is medication for epilepsy possible improvement in seizure control employment and education issues information about medical and other community services

Brochures and information sheets available, and we run a newsletter.
And you can understand more about epilepsy here and about managing epilepsy here.

Personal appointments are also available to help a person understand and manage their epilepsy. 
We cover:

  • what epilepsy is
  • medication for epilepsy
  • possible improvement in seizure control
  • employment and education issues
  • information about medical and other community services

Region

Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, Central Auckland, Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, East Auckland, Hawkes Bay, Hutt, Lakes, MidCentral, Nelson Marlborough, North Auckland, Northland, South Auckland, South Canterbury, Southland, Tairāwhiti, Taranaki, Waikato, Wairarapa, Waitaki, Wellington, West Auckland, West Coast, Whanganui

Contact Details

Contact us online here

National Office: 07 834 3556; national@epilepsy.org.nz

Auckland Central 027 446 6510
Counties Manukau 027 446 6510
Waitemata 027 839 9142
Canterbury/ West Coast 027 270 6689 or 022 367 7895
Napier/ East Coast 027 308 8971
Nelson 022 367 7895
Northland 027 291 6869
Otago 027 221 6183
Lakes/ Eastern Bay of Plenty 027 408 1201
Southland 027 221 6183
Taranaki 027 221 3657
Waikato/ Coromandel 07 834 3556
Wellington 027 687 7498
Western Bay of Plenty 027 432 0510

6 Vialou Street
Hamilton
Waikato 3204

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Street Address

6 Vialou Street
Hamilton
Waikato 3204

Postal Address

PO Box 1074
Waikato Mail Centre
Hamilton 3240

This page was last updated at 8:47AM on February 9, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Epilepsy Association of New Zealand.