Welcome to the Epilepsy Queensland eLearning site
Epilepsy affects as many as 2% of Queensland children and adults. There are more people with epilepsy than with muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, Parkinson's disease, motor neurone disease and several others combined.
Epilepsy is recognised as the world's most common serious brain disorder (WHO, 1997). While in most cases it is diagnosed during the school years, epilepsy may affect anyone at anytime. More people are being diagnosed later in life.
Since 1969, Epilepsy Queensland Inc has been dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with epilepsy and their carers/families through information, support, counselling, education, training, advocacy and research.
Considerable effort is put into increasing public awareness and raising community understanding of epilepsy.
Epilepsy Queensland's mission is to bring epilepsy out of the shadows and to optimise life for people touched by epilepsy.
Our goals are:
- To create a supportive environment for people with epilepsy and their families.
- To empower people with epilepsy and their families.
- To ensure health, welfare and other services respond appropriately to the needs of people with epilepsy and their families.
- To contribute to the scientific understanding of epilepsy through research, education and its application.
- To ensure appropriate policies for people with epilepsy are included in public policies in all sectors.
- To ensure the long-term sustainability of Epilepsy Queensland Inc.
An estimated 100,000 Queenslanders will acquire epilepsy during their lifetime. We will be here for them providing information, support education and advocacy.
If you would like to show your support to Epilepsy Queensland Inc and keep up to date with the latest news, information and offers, please consider becoming a member. Simply visit our Membership Page on the Epilepsy Queensland website for more information and to download a copy of our membership application form.