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Sharing guidance for #SeizureSmartSeptember

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in becoming a Seizure Smart September digital ambassador. Please find some tips on sharing to your social media networks, plus some images and suggested captions that can be altered to suit your circumstances or preferences. Thank you for your support in helping to raise awareness of seizure first aid.

What is the Seizure Smart September campaign?

Seizure Smart September is Epilepsy Queensland’s annual awareness campaign assisting people to understand seizures and learn basic seizure first aid.

  • Seizure Smart September is 1 to 30 September, encompassing in World First Aid Day on Saturday 12 September 2020
  • Our key message for Seizure Smart September is: 1 in 10 Queenslanders will have a seizure in their lifetime. Your knowledge of basic seizure first aid could save the life of someone you know. 
  • It is a grassroots campaign dedicated to increasing understanding of seizures, basic seizure first aid and the reduction of stigma and fear
  • Epilepsy Queensland’s aim is for at least one person in every household to know basic seizure first aid
  • During Seizure Smart September, Epilepsy Queensland will also be raising funds for our epilepsy and seizure first aid information, training and support services by selling $2 awareness tokens and promoting the 1 in 10 challenge throughout Queensland.

Anyone can contribute to Seizure Smart September including people living with epilepsy, family members and friends, health and disability professionals and educators. 

One of the easiest ways is through sharing Seizure Smart September messages on social media or in newsletters.

 

Benefits of being a Seizure Smart ambassador

 

  • Raise awareness of different seizures types and seizure first aid that could potentially save lives
  • Start conversations -Encourage people to learn more about seizures and seizure first aid
  • Access to free seizure first aid downloadable resources for your home, workplace or school
  • Opportunity to engage supporters to get involved in campaign and fundraising throughout Seizure Smart September and our #1in10 challenge from Oct 1-10
  • Demonstrate your organisation, workplace or club is seizure smart and supportive of people living with epilepsy or impacted by seizures

 

Our social media channels

Follow Epilepsy Queensland on the social media channels of your choice including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube for epilepsy education, news and events, personal epilepsy stories and much more! Encourage your family and friends to follow along too.

You can share Epilepsy Queensland’s regular posts about “Seizure Smart September” across any of these channels.

Our campaign hashtags

Using  hashtags is encouraged by adding them into text that accompanies your posts. Hashtags help content become more discoverable, allowing more people to receive our important messages.

Seizure Smart September

#SeizureSmartSeptember – primary
#notallseizuresarethesame – primary
#seizuresafe
#SeizureSafeSeptember
#seizuresmart
#Iam1in10
#ru1in10
#AreYou1in10

 

1 in 10 challenge (commencing October 1)

#1in10challenge
#1in10hero
#Give10ForSeizures
#Iam1in10
#ru1in10
#AreYou1in10

 

 

Change your Facebook profile picture frame

Keep an eye out for our posts on Facebook on 1 September and 1 October asking you to add our Seizure Smart September and 1 in 10 challenge frames to your profile picture. It’s as simple as clicking the ‘Try it’ button on the post. Once you’ve added the frame to your profile picture you can also add some text to the post on your timeline letting people know why you are supporting Seizure Smart September and how they can get involved.

Find the frame here: https://www.facebook.com/EpilepsyQueensland/posts/3496743053709956

 

Facebook/Instagram example posts

N.B. You can find accompanying images for each example at the bottom of this page.

Facebook/Insta Example Onesharing first aid resources proposed caption

“1 in 10 people will experience a seizure in their lifetime. As someone who has (a loved one with) epilepsy, I’ve decided to become a #SeizureSmartSeptember ambassador to help build understanding of seizures and basic seizure first aid.  

Do you, your family, and friends know how to help someone who is having a seizure?  Help me get the word out there by sharing seizure first aid resources from @EpilepsyQueensland (@epilepsyqld for Instagram) ⛑️ Find posters and fridge magnets that are great for home, work, or school. Download or order resources: http://bit.ly/EpiFirstAidResources

 

Facebook/Insta Example Twoencouraging involvement in Seizure Smart September

Do you, your family and friends know how to help someone who is having a seizure? As someone who has (a loved one with) epilepsy, I’ve decided to become a #SeizureSmartSeptember ambassador to help build understanding of seizures and basic seizure first aid.  

Will you join me and get involved with #SeizureSmartSeptember? Take the #1in10challenge in solidarity with the 1 in 10 people who will experience a seizure in their lifetime,  buy an awareness token at a participating retailer, or simply share our social media posts and resources with your family and friends. Feel free to ask me questions or the comments or find out more here: https://bit.ly/SeizureSmartSep

 

Facebook/Insta Example Three Join 1 in 10 Challenge ask

1 in 10 people will experience a seizure in their lifetime. As someone who has (a loved one with) epilepsy, I’ve decided to become a #SeizureSmartSeptember take on the #1in10Challenge to help raise funds and build understanding of seizures and basic seizure first aid.  

My Challenge is _______________ and today is Day _.  {Explain why you are participating and how the challenge is going}

Please consider supporting my #1in10Challenge by donating on my Everyday Hero page {provide link}. All funds raised go directly to @EpilepsyQueensland (@epilepsyqld for Instagram) supporting their essential services for Queenslanders impacted by epilepsy and seizures.

 

How to share a post to your timeline or stories (Facebook instructions)

To share a post you see from Epilepsy Queensland on your News Feed:

Below a post, click “Share” in the bottom right.

Select where you want to share the post. Depending on the post’s privacy settings, you may see the following options:

  • Share Now
  • Share…
  • Share to Your Story Now
  • Send As Message
  • Share in a Group
  • Share on a Friend’s Timeline
  • Share to a Page

Note: You can’t share posts with people who weren’t part of the original audience (example: a post shared with “Friends” can’t be shared with “Public”).

How to share a post to Instagram Stories

To share an Epilepsy Queensland post from your Feed to your story:

  • Tap below the photo or video in Feed.
  • Tap Add post to your story.
  • Tap Send To.
  • Tap Share next to Your Story > Done.

 

N.B. If you want to share to your Instagram Feed, you will need to use an app such as Repost.

 

Twitter post examples

N.B. You can find accompanying images for each example at the bottom of this page.

 

Example 1:  Did you know 1 in 10 people will experience a #seizure in their lifetime? @epilepsyqld is aiming to raise awareness of #seizures and seizure #firstaid through their #SeizureSmartSeptember campaign.

Find out more: https://bit.ly/SeizureSmartSep

 

Example 2: Would you know how to help if someone experienced a seizure? @epilepsyqld wants everyone to know #seizure #firstaid 

Find resources here for your home, workplace or school: http://bit.ly/EpiFirstAidResources

 

Example 3: Did you know #notallseizuresarethesame ? Not all seizures are convulsive, and involve falling down and jerking muscles. Be #SeizureSmart – learn about different types of seizures here: https://bit.ly/TypesofSeizure

 

Example 4: Want to join a fun #challenge and help raise funds for @epilepsyqld & awareness of #seizures & seizure #firstaid ? Be a #1in10hero & do 1 thing each day for 10 days from Oct 1- 10.

1 in10 people will have a #seizure in their lifetime. Show your support: https://bit.ly/1in10challenge

Don't forget to tag us!

Don’t forget to tag us in your posts (you may need to follow us to do so. We’d love to have you as a member of our online community!)

Facebook: @epilepsyqueensland

Instagram: @epilepsyqld

Twitter: @epilepsyqld

Newsletter and web copy

You may also like to share our information in your newsletter or website:

Example copy:

Would you know what to assist someone experiencing  a seizure? One in ten people will have a seizure in their lifetime, which means it is likely you will encounter someone who may need your help.

#SeizureSmartSeptember  is a campaign delivered by Epilepsy Queensland  that aims to increase public awareness of seizures and educate the community on the appropriate first aid steps for different seizure types.Not all seizures are convulsive (tonic-clonic) and so education on  seizure recognition is also central to the campaign. Find out more about seizure types here: https://bit.ly/TypesofSeizure

You can share Epilepsy Queensland’s resources and support the campaign on your social media channels, websites or workplaces. You can download a video, digital banner and our seizure first aid flyer at http://bit.ly/EpiFirstAidResources

Find out more about the campaign here: https://bit.ly/SeizureSmartSep

Commencing on October 1, there is also a fundraising element to the campaign where you can be a #1in10 hero by participating in the #1in10 challenge. For details: https://bit.ly/1in10challenge

You can follow Epilepsy Queensland on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube for epilepsy education, news and events, personal epilepsy stories and much more. 

 

If you have questions or require assistance please contact our Communications Team on 1300 852 853, pr@epilepsyqueensland.com.au or via direct messenger on the social media platform of your choice.

Epilepsy Queensland