Epilepsy is the most common serious brain disorder in the world today. The Epilepsy Foundation is the premier consumer support agency for all people living with epilepsy.
We estimate 10% of Australians will have a seizure during their lifetime. Between 3 to 5% will develop epilepsy - that is around 140,000 people. Of these 12.5% will be children under the age of 14 – many of them will be under the age of five. Nearly 800 children will be newly diagnosed each year.
The Foundation provides a range of support services for families, friends and the community. This includes counselling, research, special education sessions along with a wide range of resources for people living with epilepsy (including videos, information sheets and epilepsy management plans). The Foundation’s website contains a great deal of information and the largest epilepsy specific library in the southern hemisphere.