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Description

Services available
 
Information and support – for people who have epilepsy and their families/whanau.
 
Personal appointments – to assist a person who has epilepsy to understand and manage their epilepsy, covering:
-          what is epilepsy?
-          medication for epilepsy
-          possible improvement in seizure control
-          employment and education issues
-          information about medical and other community services.
 
Representation – for people with epilepsy to health services, schools, employers and community agencies.
 
Information – brochures, information sheets, newsletters, etc.
 
Understanding Epilepsy Seminars:
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.  
 
Full Understanding Epilepsy Seminars 1 ½ - 2 hours covering:
-          what is epilepsy?
-          what causes epilepsy?
-          recognition of seizure types
-          managing seizures
-          seizure triggers
-          recording seizures
-          principles of anti-epileptic medication
-          lifestyle issues.
 
Also available are Basic Understanding Epilepsy Seminars which are 30 – 40 minutes covering:
-          what is epilepsy?
-          what causes epilepsy?
-          recognising seizure types
-          how to manage seizures
-          seizure triggers
-          lifestyle issues.

How do I access this service?

Make an appointment, Contact us

Hours

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Service Types

Advocacy

Asian services

Family / whanau

  • Parenting education
  • Support

Kaupapa Māori

  • Whanau Ora

Mother and child

  • Parenting education

Older adult

We provide education and support to rest homes.

Pacific Island people

Whanau Ora

  • Kaupapa Māori
  • Pacific Island people

Youth

Wellness / healthy lifestyle

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

Injury, illness or disability

  • Transport

Transport

  • Hospital transport/ shuttle
  • Disability transport (total mobility)

We can do your assessment for a total mobility card. We also have infomation on hospital shuttles.

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

Languages Spoken

English

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, Tairawhiti, Taranaki, Waikato, Wairarapa, Waitaki, Wellington, West Auckland, West Coast, Whanganui

Contact Details

National Office: 07 834 3556 and CEO 021 979 306

Auckland Central 027 446 6510
Counties Manukau 027 665 5448
Waitemata 027 839 9142
Canterbury/ West Coast 027 270 6689 or 022 367 7895
Napier/ East Coast 027 308 8971
Nelson 0800  374 537
Northland 027 291 6869
Otago 0800 374 537
Lakes/ Eastern Bay of Plenty 027 408 1201
Southland 027 221 6183
Taranaki 027 221 3657
Waikato/ Coromandel 0800 37 45 37
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 12:43PM on April 3, 2020. This information is reviewed and edited by Epilepsy Association of New Zealand.