23 February, 2024

Ted-E-Bears warm hearts

Epilepsy Action Australia introduces the Ted-E-Bear Connection program, a supportive initiative for children with epilepsy and their families in Moreton Bay.

Kobe with his teddy, supplied by the program.
Kobe with his teddy, supplied by the program.

This program offers free social and emotional support, providing comfort during difficult times.

Children enrolled in the program receive a soft teddy bear, serving as a source of solace during distressing moments such as seizures, hospital stays, and medical tests.

Additionally, the Ted-E-Bear packs include educational activity packs for children up to age 12.

To further aid parents, the program offers various resources, including a Facebook peer-support group moderated by specialist epilepsy registered nurses, an online workshop on seizure safety and first-aid, and personalized advice through video calls, phone calls, and emails.

Carol Ireland, CEO of Epilepsy Action Australia, highlights the program’s significance, addressing the challenges children with epilepsy may face, including anxiety, depression, social isolation, and loneliness.

Registration for the Ted-E-Bear Program is open to children with epilepsy and their families in Redcliffe, Pine Rivers, Caboolture, and Bribie Island.

Those affected can contact Epilepsy Action Australia at 1300 37 45 37 (press 1 for the National Epilepsy Line) or email for more information.


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