Today is R U OK? Day, a day that is all about creating communities and safe spaces where people can openly share their struggles. It’s about encouraging human connection in a time when people feel more isolated than ever. 1 in 5 people experience mental illness over the course of their life, which … Read more about Workplaces ideal environment for life-changing conversations
If someone told Blake he’d go from unemployed to award-winning employee within 12 months, he wouldn’t have believed them. But that’s exactly where he’s found himself, having recently received an award for excellent customer service at Bunnings. “I never thought I’d get a job like this, and now … Read more about “Keep trying and never give up.” – Blake
Donny has come a long way since teaming up with EPIC’s Upper Mount Gravatt team over 90 weeks ago. After being out of work for a couple of years, Donny was ready to find support and get back in the workforce. “I have depression, anxiety, sleep apnoea and Graves’ disease. I was out of work 2013 … Read more about “I have a long road to journey due to my illnesses, but I know I am not alone.” – Donny.
A young web designer on the autism spectrum is expanding his skillset, thanks to regular work experience with leading Canterbury digital agency Chromatix. Shen has been a member of the Chromatix team for around two years, and director Irwin says it’s been a joy to watch him progress. “Shen started … Read more about “It’s been great, a win/win.”- Irwin.
Art is a powerful medium for people with disability. It brings creativity, a sense of community and is a powerful way to share life experiences. For Redcliffe local Donna Hawkins, art has brought a sense of wellbeing through a long and arduous journey to health. Donna is a survivor. She has had … Read more about Finding meaning through creativity
I was delighted to recently accept an invitation to present at an upcoming event called Businesses Driving a Difference, hosted by Advivo and Outsource 2 us, which takes place on 22 August. The premise of the event is gathering together business owners and decision makers who are interested in … Read more about Corporate Social Responsibility doesn’t always mean putting your hand in your pocket
Now And Not Yet Café is an iconic part of the community in Warrandyte, Victoria. As a social enterprise, the café’s profits go back into local group initiatives, housing and employment opportunities. The Café is unlike most due to the passion and leadership of owner Derek Bradshaw, who embraces a … Read more about “It feels amazing to have a job.” – Emily
FTC computers began hiring last year for a computer guru who was also skilled in accounting and administration. Owner Steve, having no luck with traditional pathways, found the perfect candidate when he was contacted by Business Development Manager Roy from EPIC Assist. Roy had been working with … Read more about FTC Computers hires computer guru