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Epilepsy Queensland Inc.

Contact

Name: Helen Whitehead

Position: CEO

Email: pr@epilepsyqueensland.com.au

Address

PO Box 1457

Coorparoo BC

Brisbane 4151

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Our Mission / Objective

Epilepsy Queensland has been dedicated in its mission to bring epilepsy out of the shadows and optimise life for people touched by epilepsy, since 1969. We pursue our mission through support, empowerment, research, education, advocacy, sustainability, and increasing community awareness and understanding of epilepsy.



 


Our Services

Epilepsy Queensland provides various services and programs across the state including information, support, advocacy, education and epilepsy management training to people with epilepsy, their family/carers and to workplaces, schools, healthcare professionals, government and the wider Queensland community


Our Beneficiaries

In Queensland, approximately 94,000 children and adults will have epilepsy at some stage of their life. Epilepsy Queensland is highly regarded and the only epilepsy service provider based in Queensland and our dedicated team work tirelessly to reflect our mission and provide essential services and programs.



About epilepsy:





  • Epilepsy is the world’s most common serious brain disorder.




  • There are more people with epilepsy than with muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease and motor neurone disease combined.




  • Approximately 94,000 Queensland children and adults (1 in 50) will acquire epilepsy during their life.




  • Anyone at anytime or age can be diagnosed with epilepsy.




  • 10% of the population will have a seizure during their lifetime.




  • Epilepsy is a tendency to have recurring seizures.A seizure is a transient occurrence of signs and/or symptoms due to a brief release of electrical activity in the brain.




  • There are many different types of seizures.




  • 70% of people with epilepsy have their seizures well controlled by medication.For others, epilepsy may have severely disabling consequences.




  • There is no single cause.There is no cure.




  • According to the World Health Organisation, it is doubtful there is any other medical condition so universally neglected, due to a combination of social stigma, low profile, and lack of resources.




Projects in Progress

Funding is a major challenge for Epilepsy Queensland. As a not for profit organisation, we rely heavily on donations and sponsorships.  Epilepsy Queensland’s goal is to continue to improve the quality and quantity of its services and to provide the optimum level of support to those who require our assistance.



 



 


Our People

Registration Information

ABN

42 025 269 961

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

You can help tomorrow by planning today…………



Have you ever considered leaving a lasting legacy that will help people with epilepsy and their families – but thought that only the wealthy are able to leave money or property in their Will to a charity? This is far from the truth. Every year, people from all walks of life make bequests to causes that they believe in.



After your family has been provided for, there is no better way to continue supporting a cause close to your heart – like Epilepsy Queensland.



Bequests to Epilepsy Queensland play a vital role in ensuring more people with epilepsy and their families receive assistance – today, tomorrow and in the future. With approximately 30% of our income coming from government grants, the community contribution to our income is extremely important. Bequests have helped in the establishment of new programs and in the development of services and research projects.


Work with us

Volunteer with us

Become a Volunteer



We invite you to join us!



Do you have some time to offer or maybe a particular skill you would like to share? Why not consider registering as an Epilepsy Queensland volunteer.



Like all not-for-profit organisations, Epilepsy Queensland depends heavily on community generosity and volunteer participation for its success. We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and recognise the valuable skills and abilities which they bring with them.



Epilepsy Queensland’s volunteers are engaged for special events, on a regular basis to help us with daily activities or for short periods of time.



Volunteering provides opportunities to:




  • Meet people and make new friends

  • Share skills and experience

  • Learn new skills and gain valuable work experience

  • Build self-confidence

  • Feel appreciated and needed. No matter how you can help or what job you do, your contribution makes a difference to the life of a person with epilepsy.



There are many ways in which you can help:




  • Assisting with clerical, administrative and general office tasks

  • Providing support to people affected by epilepsy

  • Assisting with a variety of fundraising activities which may include special events, annual events such as Purple Day, selling merchandise or coordinating/participating in events in your local community

  • Door to Door sales and fundraising

  • Assisting with the promotion of Epilepsy Queensland at special events



REGISTER TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER



To register your interest in joining Epilepsy Queensland’s team of volunteers or for more information about the type of opportunities on offer, please phone 07 3435 5000 (1300 852 853 outside Brisbane) or email epilepsy@epilepsyqueensland.com.au.


Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

Epilepsy Queensland has been dedicated in its mission to bring epilepsy out of the shadows and optimise life for people touched by epilepsy, since 1969. We pursue our mission through support, empowerment, research, education, advocacy, sustainability, and increasing community awareness and understanding of epilepsy.



 


Our Services

Epilepsy Queensland provides various services and programs across the state including information, support, advocacy, education and epilepsy management training to people with epilepsy, their family/carers and to workplaces, schools, healthcare professionals, government and the wider Queensland community


Our Beneficiaries

In Queensland, approximately 94,000 children and adults will have epilepsy at some stage of their life. Epilepsy Queensland is highly regarded and the only epilepsy service provider based in Queensland and our dedicated team work tirelessly to reflect our mission and provide essential services and programs.



About epilepsy:





  • Epilepsy is the world’s most common serious brain disorder.




  • There are more people with epilepsy than with muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease and motor neurone disease combined.




  • Approximately 94,000 Queensland children and adults (1 in 50) will acquire epilepsy during their life.




  • Anyone at anytime or age can be diagnosed with epilepsy.




  • 10% of the population will have a seizure during their lifetime.




  • Epilepsy is a tendency to have recurring seizures.A seizure is a transient occurrence of signs and/or symptoms due to a brief release of electrical activity in the brain.




  • There are many different types of seizures.




  • 70% of people with epilepsy have their seizures well controlled by medication.For others, epilepsy may have severely disabling consequences.




  • There is no single cause.There is no cure.




  • According to the World Health Organisation, it is doubtful there is any other medical condition so universally neglected, due to a combination of social stigma, low profile, and lack of resources.




Projects in Progress

Funding is a major challenge for Epilepsy Queensland. As a not for profit organisation, we rely heavily on donations and sponsorships.  Epilepsy Queensland’s goal is to continue to improve the quality and quantity of its services and to provide the optimum level of support to those who require our assistance.



 



 


Our People

Registration Information

ABN

42 025 269 961

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

You can help tomorrow by planning today…………



Have you ever considered leaving a lasting legacy that will help people with epilepsy and their families – but thought that only the wealthy are able to leave money or property in their Will to a charity? This is far from the truth. Every year, people from all walks of life make bequests to causes that they believe in.



After your family has been provided for, there is no better way to continue supporting a cause close to your heart – like Epilepsy Queensland.



Bequests to Epilepsy Queensland play a vital role in ensuring more people with epilepsy and their families receive assistance – today, tomorrow and in the future. With approximately 30% of our income coming from government grants, the community contribution to our income is extremely important. Bequests have helped in the establishment of new programs and in the development of services and research projects.


Work with us

Volunteer with us

Become a Volunteer



We invite you to join us!



Do you have some time to offer or maybe a particular skill you would like to share? Why not consider registering as an Epilepsy Queensland volunteer.



Like all not-for-profit organisations, Epilepsy Queensland depends heavily on community generosity and volunteer participation for its success. We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and recognise the valuable skills and abilities which they bring with them.



Epilepsy Queensland’s volunteers are engaged for special events, on a regular basis to help us with daily activities or for short periods of time.



Volunteering provides opportunities to:




  • Meet people and make new friends

  • Share skills and experience

  • Learn new skills and gain valuable work experience

  • Build self-confidence

  • Feel appreciated and needed. No matter how you can help or what job you do, your contribution makes a difference to the life of a person with epilepsy.



There are many ways in which you can help:




  • Assisting with clerical, administrative and general office tasks

  • Providing support to people affected by epilepsy

  • Assisting with a variety of fundraising activities which may include special events, annual events such as Purple Day, selling merchandise or coordinating/participating in events in your local community

  • Door to Door sales and fundraising

  • Assisting with the promotion of Epilepsy Queensland at special events



REGISTER TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER



To register your interest in joining Epilepsy Queensland’s team of volunteers or for more information about the type of opportunities on offer, please phone 07 3435 5000 (1300 852 853 outside Brisbane) or email epilepsy@epilepsyqueensland.com.au.


Our Annual Reports

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