About Epilepsy Queensland
Approximately 200,000 Queensland children and adults – 3-4% will acquire epilepsy during their lifetime. There are more people with epilepsy than with muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease and several others combined. Epilepsy is recognised as one of the world’s most common serious brain disorders. While in most cases it is diagnosed during childhood or later life, epilepsy may affect anyone at anytime.
Since 1969, EQI has been dedicated to improving the quality of life of people with epilepsy, their carers and families through information, support, counselling, education, training and advocacy. We aim to increase public awareness and raise community understanding of epilepsy through awareness campaigns, media, social media, publications and events. We offer in-service training for health, disability and education organisations so they are better placed to help people with epilepsy.
If you would like to show your support to EQI and keep up to date with the latest news, information and events, please consider becoming a member. Simply visit our Membership Page for more information and to download a copy of our membership application form.