The Epilepsy Foundation is an Australian charity that was formed by a group of concerned parents in May 1964 to provide support and information to all Victorians affected by epilepsy. Initially called the Victorian Bureau for Epilepsy, one of the first priorities was accommodation following the closure in 1963 of what was known as the Talbot Colony for Epileptics.
The organisation's name changed to the Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria in 1978 and the next few years saw its continued rapid development including the appointment of a consultant medical officer and the establishment of a medical advisory panel.
Today, the Foundation continues to work towards the aims of enhancing the quality of life for people living with epilepsy, and improving community awareness and understanding.
Epilepsy Foundation Services
If you are a person living with epilepsy, an educator, health professional, someone looking to volunteer or donate – you will find resources on this website to help you understand epilepsy and the impact it has on individuals and families. We work with individuals and families, organisations and the community to increase people’s understanding of epilepsy.
The Epilepsy Foundation uses evidence based practice to stop avoidable deaths, ensure children get a good education, help people get and keep their jobs and help people feel safe and connected.
A good understanding of epilepsy is the key to achieving these outcomes.
The Epilepsy Foundation believes no one should go it alone with epilepsy.
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