Epilepsy Smart Schools

Peer Educator Program
Peer Educator Program Resources
Peer Educator Program

The Peer Educator Program provides an opportunity for students from Years 5-12 to be involved in a meaningful partnership with the Epilepsy Foundation to raise awareness and understanding of epilepsy in the community.

The main goal of the Peer Educator Program is for Peer Educators to learn about epilepsy and the impacts it can have on individuals and their families. Then using the diversity presentations educate other students about epilepsy. We believe an understanding of epilepsy enhances the quality of life for those living with epilepsy.

Simultaneously the program strives to educate all students involved to recognise and value diversity in themselves and others.

Peer Educator Program Resources

Peer Educator Workbook

The Peer Educator Workbook is designed to engage students in learning about epilepsy and motivate them to share this knowledge with other students. The workbook uses a student centred approach, with the expectation that Peer Educators will be active and responsible participants throughout their training. The Peer Educator Program could be readily implemented through the following programs:

  • Leadership Programs
  • Student School Council (S.R.C)
  • Values Programs
  • Buddies Programs
  • ADVANCE Program
  • Duke of Edinburgh Awards
  • VCAL

Click here to download the Epilepsy Peer Educator Workbook (PDF 2MB, workbook best printed on A3 using booklet setting)

Hands-On Activities

Included in the Peer Educator Workbook is a choice of hands on activities. This is to ensure factors such as the age and diversity of peer educators is taken into account when training students. Included below are  activities Peer Educators may choose to use when educating other students about epilepsy. Peer Educators should choose the activity most suitable for their groups.

Click on the link to download the activity.

Diversity Presentations

These online resources will assist the Peer Educator to educate their peers about epilepsy.

Click on the link to view the presentation.

All About Us, All About Others (Years 1-4) (external link)
Tuning into our diversity (Years 5-8) (external link)

Further Documents

The documents below support the successful implementation of the Peer Educator Program.

Click on the link to download the document:


Stories to share in the Peer Educator Program


Animations to share in the Peer Educator Program.


Jack, Ali and Anna all have epilepsy. Watch these short animations produced by Epilepsy Action UK to find out how epilepsy affects them.

Jack’s story: Tonic-clonic seizures

Ali’s story: Absence seizures

Anna’s story: Focal Seizures

Jack’s story: Staying safe

Anna’s story: How I feel

Ali’s story: Taking my medicine

For more information on this animated series please visit Epilepsy Action UK