Helpful FND Resources
These educational videos were co-produced by Neurologist Dr Alex Lehn, FND Australia Support Services Inc., Professor Jon Stone, Professor Alan Carson and Active Rehab. We thank Dr Alex Lehn for his leadership and inclusive collaboration in the production of these educational videos.
These flyers were co-designed at the FND forums that were run in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney in 2019. Consumers, carers, health professionals, researchers, policy makers and educators came together to workshop material, important for FND knowledge translation. These forums were held as part of the SANE Australia Hocking Fellowship awarded to Dr Katherine Gill in 2018. The full report for the FND Knowledge Translation Project is available here.
These forums were the first of their kind to be held in Australia. They raised the profile of FND, energised a disconnected community and provided a strong voice for consumers and carers.
FND Journey to Diagnosis and Treatment
When To Seek FND Care
What People With FND Want You To Know
Managing FND In Hospital
Tips to support FND Wellbeing
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
The national disability insurance scheme provides Australians aged under 65, who have permanent and significant disability with funding for supports and services. Some people with FND are eligible for NDIS.
The requirements for NDIS include that the person has a permanent and significant disability. Research  indicates that at long term follow up, adults with FND remain disabled and distressed.
More NDIS Information
Check My NDIS Eligibility
Support for NDIS Applications
Functional Seizure Management Plan
For people with functional seizures, a seizure management plan may be helpful so others know how to best support the person.
This seizure management plan was prepared by Dr. Katherine Gill, FND Australia Support Services Inc. with input and feedback by FND specialist Neurologists, Professor Jon Stone and Dr Alex Lehn; and members of FND Australia Support Services Inc. who live with functional seizures.
The National Mental Health Commission sponsored FND Australia Support Services Inc. to undertake a study that captured the experiences of Australians affected by FND. This report shined a spotlight on the gaps in services for people with FND, and the challenges that people faced in accessing care and treatment.
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Gelauff, J., & Stone, J. (2016). Prognosis of functional neurologic disorders Handbook of Clinical Neurology (Vol. 139, pp. 523-541): Elsevier.