• Epilepsy Association of New Zealand Inc.

    Epilepsy Association of New Zealand Inc.

    The Epilepsy Association of New Zealand has been in operation since 1956, and has a National Support Centre, 12 Branches, and 15 Field Officers nationwide. We are the only not-for-profit service provider dedicated to supporting people with epilepsy, with our primary role being the well-being and interests of people with epilepsy in an effort to improve their quality of life, and interaction with their families/whanau and the wider community.

    We provide the following services through our devoted team of community workers and volunteers:
    - Children and people with epilepsy - Liaising with Paediatricians and Neurologists
    - Adolescents - Facilitating with social interaction and acceptance of their epilepsy
    - Women - Support in coping with epilepsy and pregnancy
    - Families - Interaction between home and school
    - Education and Training - At schools, workplaces and in the general community
    - Support Groups - For all people who are affected by epilepsy in some way
    - Information Resources - Literature, videos, etc explaining epilepsy

    This organisation is an approved University of Waikato Employability Plus Programme partner.