Today is International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD), and it’s an ideal opportunity to reflect on what people with disability bring to our communities. EPIC’s celebration of IDPwD is our annual art exhibition, A World of Difference, which runs from 11-21 December at Graydon Gallery in New … Read more about Today is International Day of People with Disability!
This week (26 – 30 November), employers all over the country are opening their doors to job seekers with disability for a single day as part of AccessAbility Day. For Windsor coffee shop, The Low Road, the decision to offer the one day experience to local barista, Arra was a simple one. The … Read more about Low Road café provides high road to employment for job seeker with disability
A six-week internship with the remuneration service department at Mercy Health is paying off for job seeker Michael, turning into a paid position after he impressed his managers with his performance. Michael explains that his job entails working on the computer, and looking after a range of … Read more about “It’s been such a positive experience for us” – Alicia
Superstar motivational speaker Julie Cross visited our Windsor service centre yesterday to run a session with our Regional Coordinators, Operations and State Managers, and members of our Senior Leadership team. Julie spent over an hour sharing valuable wisdom with our leaders, before revealing a … Read more about Julie brings sparkle to EPIC!
Georgia-Rose has set her sights on a future in disability services, after her job at EPIC Maryborough sparked a newfound passion. Georgia-Rose has been completing the work experience component of her Certificate II in Business in EPIC Maryborough’s reception area. “I answer the phones, cover … Read more about “Helping people with disability is something I feel strongly about” – Georgia-Rose.
How important is exercise? Paired with good nutrition, we know physical activity is a key factor in maintaining mental wellbeing. But what is it about exercise that directly benefits our mental health? When we exercise, blood flow and nerve connections increase to our brain, and our brain … Read more about The benefits of exercise on mental health
Rebecca’s journey to meaningful employment has been plagued with dark thoughts and moments of desperation. But only through hitting rock bottom was she able to accept the help she knew she needed. “I was sitting in a truck stop one day, and I was looking at the trees and working out which one … Read more about “I have been where I did not see any light, but there is always a light.” – Rebecca
What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is one of those buzz words that we hear a lot these days. But what does it actually mean? Essentially it’s all about being present and in the moment. It’s about consciously shifting our attention to the present, and knowing directly what is going on inside and … Read more about Mindfulness boosts mental wellbeing