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
The Disability 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 … 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
Young Australians with mental health concerns are more likely to be unemployed or not studying than their peers. Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, has reviewed the evidence on how to overcome the low vocational outcomes of young people with mental illness. The … Read more about Improving employment opportunities for young people with mental illness
We pride ourselves on being a wholly inclusive organisation. A leader in disability employment and recruitment, EPIC's inclusive workplace culture is vital to us. An inclusive workplace ensures that every staff member feels valued. Diverse workforces increase morale, productivity and … Read more about How to be an inclusive leader – from EPIC Assist’s Senior Leadership Team
Mental illness is the third leading cause of disability in Australia. In the work environment, 1 in 5 employees are likely to be experiencing a mental health condition at any given time, and untreated depression results in over 6 million work days lost each year. Many workplaces are … Read more about ‘Mental Health First Aid’ should be available in every office