In recognition of Mental Health Month EPIC has released a mental health blog series highlighting the stories of members of our EPIC community who have a lived experience of mental illness. By reading these different stories about various mental health journeys we hope that this demonstrates that … Read more about Mental health blog series: Rachel
We love hearing updates from our job seekers and seeing what they can achieve with the right support crew backing them up. We recently heard from Michael, who after 5 years of unemployment and hospital treatment, connected with EPIC and found his dream job in administration. This is just one of … Read more about Mental health blog series: Michael
Madill Motor Group at Noosa have always fostered a feeling of community amongst their staff. With a focus on clubs within the local community and an importance on family, lots of their staff are long-term team members who have been employed for a number of years. One of these long-term team … Read more about Community key driver for Madill Motor Group
October marks National Mental Health Month. The aim of this initiative is to advocate and raise awareness for mental health in Australia. With 1 in 5 Australians currently experiencing a mental health illness, it is important to start non-judgemental discussions surrounding mental health. In … Read more about Mental health blog series: Rebecca
In the past few years, a lot has changed to reduce stigma and increase understanding surrounding mental health. It’s great to see that as a society we are becoming more comfortable talking openly about our struggles and taking time to look after our mental health and wellbeing. However, when we talk … Read more about Understanding complex mental health conditions
After being diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 30, James, a father and grandfather from the Tweed region was unemployed for 18 years. At the time of the diagnosis, James was a rugby league player working at a commercial laundry. His seizures and diagnosis meant he lost his job, and his future … Read more about Employed after 18 years on the side lines
The right person in the right role: a formula that has proven true for Taylah and her employer, Technology for Ageing and Disabled QLD (TADQ). TADQ is 40-year-old organisation in QLD that specialises in customised equipment for all ages. The organisation sources everything from walkers and … Read more about Taylah stands out as the perfect match for TADQ
Finding the right words to help someone you care about can be a worrying thought. When you see someone in your life struggling, it’s only natural to ask them if they’re okay, but it can sometimes be difficult to know what to do next. The good news is that you don’t have to be an expert to support … Read more about There’s more to say after R U OK?