Ways to raise awareness

Step 3 – Host an event that promotes awareness and understanding about epilepsy, such as Purple Day.

There are several ways you can embed epilepsy knowledge at your school. This could be hosting a Purple Day event or a curriculum activity using a resource on this site.

Many schools choose to host a Purple Day activity. Purple Day is a grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide.

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26 March is a great opportunity to promote epilepsy awareness. This completes step 3 to becoming an Epilepsy Smart School. You don’t have to complete step 3 last; it can be done at any time.


Host a Purple Day

26 March is a great opportunity to promote Epilepsy Awareness. This completes step 3 to becoming an Epilepsy Smart School. You don’t have to complete step 3 last; it can be done at any time. Get your School together, get everyone to wear purple and raise awareness of epilepsy.

Purple Day activity book

You can use this book to run activities that raise awareness with your school and community. This can be done on Purple Day or any other time.

Cheeky neurons

The Cheeky Neurons partner with Epilepsy Australia to spread awareness and encourage open conversations about the brain and epilepsy. Plus, they are a whole lot of CHEEKY fun!

Peer educator program

The Peer Educator Program provides an opportunity for students from Years 5-12 to be involved in a meaningful partnership with their local Epilepsy Australia member organisation to raise awareness and understanding of epilepsy in their school community.

Epilepsy Smart Postcard Have a look at our Epilepsy Smart Postcard. It will quickly tell you the key facts about epilepsy. If at any time you have a question about your epilepsy please contact the Epilepsy Australia Information Line on 1300 852 853.

Epilepsy Smart Quiz Feeling epilepsy smart? Take the Epilepsy Smart Quiz and find out!
Presentations These online resources will support the student with epilepsy to educate their peers about epilepsy. Teachers may also use the presentations themselves to instruct their class.

All About Us, All About Others (Years 1-4)

Tuning into our diversity (Years 5-8) 


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