The Epilepsy Foundation of Victoria
The Epilepsy Foundation is an Australian charity that was formed by a group of concerned parents in May 1964 so that individuals and families were not alone with their epilepsy.
Every day someone’s son or daughter dies from their epilepsy in Australia. Families and friends are left grieving and questioning why. Increasing understanding of epilepsy through evidence based best practice and education will help solve these problems.
The vision of the Epilepsy Foundation is to stop avoidable deaths from epilepsy, to ensure children get a good education so that people get and keep jobs and so that people feel safe and connected.
The initiatives of the Epilepsy Foundation are designed to develop evidence based best practice and interventions that will increase understanding of epilepsy for people, organisations and the broader community no matter where they live in Australia.
The Epilepsy Foundation has been engaging in research over the last 10 years with a primary focus around obtaining a better understanding of the experiences of people with epilepsy, their families and carers, and the impacts of living with epilepsy.
Through these actions, the Foundation aims to ensure a more beneficial and meaningful future for people living with epilepsy.