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
Aside from headline-grabbing articles about the sustainability and costs of the NDIS lies a lesser-discussed element of the scheme, providing important insight into the hearts and minds of the individuals and families directly affected by the NDIS. For this group, the NDIS has not … Read more about Trust and the NDIS
By Stacey Renouf, EPIC Assist Mental Health Consultant Work is good for mental health. Meaningful work expands our sense of self-worth and independence while adding skills that help us accomplish goals. Meaningful work, which can include employment, study or volunteer work, also … Read more about Mental health in people on the autism spectrum
Any day is a good day to check in with family, friends or co-workers that may be experiencing mental health issues in silence. People who are struggling alone may be at risk of self-harm or suicide, in desperate need of help but unable to ask for it. Initiating a conversation of this type isn’t … Read more about The importance of brave conversations
TheDisability Confidence Survey Report reflects a positive shift in disability awareness levels among small to medium enterprises, but concerns remain that this increased awareness is not translating into positive action for people with disability. The survey is operated by the Australian Network … Read more about How disability confident is your workplace?
EPIC Assist (EPIC) is delighted to announce a game-changing new partnership with Mental Health at Work (mh@work), a consultancy aimed at improving wellbeing and productivity of people and workplaces. mh@work was born 16 years ago when founder Ingrid Ozols identified a prevalence of mental health … Read more about New partnership to change lives of people living with mental illness
Social media is a valuable tool for businesses wanting to engage with customers, potential employees, and business partners. However, businesses risk cutting off a large proportion of their audience if social media content accessibility hasn’t been considered. These five simple tips can help you … Read more about 5 simple ways to improve social media content accessibility
The UK’s Business Disability Forum released their latest research “Square Holes for Square Pegs: Current Practice in Employment and Autism.” The research surveyed the responses of their 300 member organisations, including a variety of industry sectors; autism and employment specialists; and … Read more about Clear communication breaks down barriers to employment for people with autism