There’s a lot more to being a bus driver than just driving the bus, as several EPIC Assist (EPIC) job seekers recently found out. EPIC and Caboolture Bus Lines are working together to create more employment opportunities for people with disability. The partnership was initiated by EPIC … Read more about EPIC partnership drives Caboolture and Bribie Island
Mental illness can affect anyone at any stage of their life. Mental health conditions are the leading cause of disability in Australia, with one in five Australians experiencing a mental health condition each year. At EPIC Assist (EPIC), we support job seekers with a range of different mental … Read more about EPIC Mental Health consultants provide safe space to grow
It’s not every day you hear about an employee who has worked their entire career at one company. EPIC participant Paul began his career at Uniline Australia in 1979, and today celebrated his retirement after 42 years at the company. Paul, who has Asperger’s, joined the Uniline team in Yatala, … Read more about Paul celebrates his 42-year career at Uniline Australia
This October we are celebrating ADHD Awareness Month. With over 800,000 Australians living with ADHD, it is the most common neurodevelopmental condition yet still very misunderstood and misdiagnosed. In recognition of this month, our EPIC Assist Employment Consultant Rachael has shared her story … Read more about Rachael: ADHD is my strength, not a barrier
Tuning in to the world around us, as well as ourselves, provides a sense of clarity that is often lost in our busy lives. Practising mindfulness (the act of being fully present in the moment without judgement) allows us to acknowledge our feelings, reflect on how they impact us, and decide how to … Read more about Tune in to Mental Health this October
Hiring someone with a disability for the first time can be daunting. At EPIC Assist (EPIC) we encounter many employers wanting to employ someone with a disability but are yet to make their first hire. We find that employers are holding back from hiring people with disability because they do not know … Read more about Answering questions about hiring someone with a disability
It started as a small shindig tacked onto the back of the Olympic Games for military veterans that use wheelchairs. Today, it’s the biggest international stage for people with disability. The Tokyo Paralympics captured the hearts and minds of Australians across the country. We all cheered when … Read more about What the Paralympics are teaching employers about inclusion and accessibility
Genuine conversations with our friends, family and colleagues are a vital step in combatting suicide and mental health issues. R U OK? Day is an important reminder for everyone to have an honest discussion about how we are feeling. Asking someone you are worried about if they are okay can … Read more about Different ways to say R U OK?