Programmes for parents and carers

STEPS Self-Managment Programme For Parents

Come along to a STEPS training programme for parents and educate yourself about epilepsy and managing your child's epilepsy and broader health & wellness issues. Meet other parents and carers to learn from each other and share experiences. The programme runs across 12 regional locations. Follow our events section to find an event in your area. 

 The STEPS programme for parents includes:

  • Understanding epilepsy
  • Managing safety
  • Medication & medical system
  • Effects & Impacts of epilepsy
  • Understanding your child's needs
  • Education, school and learning issues
  • Understanding challenging behaviours
  • Positive parenting
  • Managing stress and positive coping skills for parents
  • Talking to your child about epilepsy
  • Epilepsy and adolescents

Innerwise for parents and carers 

Following on from the success and positive evaluations from the 200+ people who have undertaken our INNERWISE (Wisdom and Inner Strength with Epilepsy) programmes, we have recently added a new programme to support parents and carers with their wellbeing. This is a one –day workshop which looks to give parents and carers time to assess their own health and well-being needs, as well as to share their experiences and to explore coping strategies. We teach breathing and body scan meditations, explore aspects of the ‘Inner Self’, undertake case studies relating to parenting children with epilepsy and provide much needed reflection time and sharing.

These one day workshops are running through out the country at various times. Contact our regional offices to find an INNERWISE course for you or click here for our current event and activity services dates. ​