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Support. Care. Knowledge.

Support

We provide personal and family consultations, workshops and information sessions, group support sessions, and specialized exercise classes.

Care

Our professional staff offer a wide variety of services to clients at all stages of the lifecycle, from children to seniors, and their loved ones.

Knowledge

We welcome calls for information and assistance - connecting with schools, workplaces and the community.

Epilepsy Program

 

Are you Newly Diagnosed with Epilepsy? 

What is Epilepsy?


The word ‘epilepsy’ is a general term for more than 20 different types of seizure disorders. Seizures occur as a result of brief changes in the normal activity of brain cells. The extent of these changes, and their effect on the individual, can vary greatly. Epilepsy affects approximately 1 in every 100 Canadians, and begins most often in childhood or the senior years.

 

How can our agency help you?


If epilepsy is in your life, we can help! Our professional staff offer a wide variety of services to clients with epilepsy at all stages of the life cycle, from children to seniors, and their loved ones, as well as community professionals. These include the following:

  • Confidential individualized consultations focusing on each client’s unique need for information, as well as on solutions for particular issues. Available in-person, via telephone at 250-475-6677, or e-mail.
  • High quality educational newsletter available to our members containing information about recent research developments and treatments, upcoming educational events, practical information on lifestyle management, employment and financial information, information on community resources and much more.
  • Support Groups: Our Clients have spoken! You want more ways to connect to others with seizures, and interesting and fun things to do with each other. HeadWay has a number of ways for members to connect with each other. There is no substitute for real-time, person to person interactions. We have an amazing community that supports and celebrates one another. For more information about the different groups we offer please contact Deirdre: 250-475-6677 or email 
  • Dr. Robert Mittan's Epilepsy Education Articles. These excellent articles provide much needed information about epilepsy diagnosis, treatment and management. Although written for parents of children, this material is applicable to everyone.
  • Lending library of books, videos and other educational resources
  • Tailor-made public education presentations on epilepsy and seizure response, offered at nominal fee to teachers and students, health care providers, group homes, workplaces, law enforcement personnel, and community agencies.
  • Bursaries for Post-secondary Education are offered through Camosun College.

          

 


Discontinuation of Frisium (brand name clobazam).
For more information please click
 here.


There is much interest within our client community regarding this book: 

"The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids:
The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research"

Now available online ( click on the image below for more info)

Discontinuation of Frisium (brand name clobazam).
For more information please click
 here.


There is much interest within our client community regarding this book: 

"The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids:
The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research"

Now available online ( click on the image below for more info)