The team at The Epilepsy Centre are dedicated to providing high quality information, advice, support, training, counselling and practical assistance and advocacy on behalf of people with epilepsy. We also work continuously to raise awareness of epilepsy in the community to reduce the stigma and create a more welcoming and inclusive society. Sadly in South Australia The Epilepsy Centre who is the only State based self-funded Charity that receives no government support or funding unlike the rest of Australia. In Australia, 61,000 people live with epilepsy, 34,000 with the primary diagnoses of epilepsy. As an example, in Tasmania, Epilepsy Tasmania receives $440,000 per year in funding from their government, there is only 5400 people with the primary diagnoses of epilepsy in Tasmania. In Victoria, there are 60,000 people living with the primary diagnoses of epilepsy and Epilepsy Foundation Victoria receives $1.2 million in funding yearly from the Victorian Government. Epilepsy can and does kill people and yet there is no urgency in this State to educate South Australians and provide vital information to protect and save lives. Donating to The Epilepsy Centre allows us to provide Seizure Monitors, Oximeters, Breathable pillows to children to keep them protected (they are donated by The Epilepsy Centre through our donors and our small call centre).
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