Life skills

Autism misconceptions: myths vs facts

Wednesday, 3 April 2024
It is estimated that one in thirty-six children have autism spectrum disorder, and yet there is a concerningly large amount of misinformation and misunderstanding that...

Ethan: my first year at EPIC and my career

Thursday, 25 January 2024
What now? That was probably one of the most terrifying questions you could have asked a 21-year-old me. I had just finished my study, submitted...

Tips to maintaining a healthy routine

Wednesday, 24 August 2022
Everyone has a routine. Maybe it is wake up, go to work, go home, and repeat. However, this kind of routine can quickly become unhealthy....

New year resolutions, goals, tips…

Tuesday, 24 December 2019
The new year is always a great time to reflect on the year ahead. We asked EPIC staff what their resolutions, goals or tips were...

Gardening more than just a job for Adam

Tuesday, 5 November 2019
We were thrilled to recently receive an update from one of our former job seekers, Adam Lopez. EPIC helped Adam secure work as a gardener...

Get creative to improve your mental health

Tuesday, 1 October 2019
In our busy and stressful lives, we often forget to set aside time for ourselves to be creative. Creative activity isn’t just a “fun thing...

Job search tips for high school students

Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Finding a part-time job while you are a high school student can be both exciting and scary. Knowing where to start can be difficult. While...

Eat healthy on a budget

Friday, 22 February 2019
It can be tricky to know how to make healthy food choices while sticking to a budget. Convenience foods like frozen pastries and pies, chips, biscuits,...

Budgeting basics

Friday, 25 January 2019
Creating a basic budget can help you spend your money more wisely and maximise your savings. Create a basic budget A budget is a record...

Prioritising self-care

Friday, 12 October 2018
There are multiple challenges in life that can exacerbate stress, create disillusionment, and contribute to burnout. It is important that these challenges are managed in...

10 tips for developing resilience

Wednesday, 10 October 2018
We often hear people talking about the importance of resilience when responding to the problems that life sometimes throws at us. But what is resilience...

Developing a personal action plan

Tuesday, 5 June 2018
What do you want from life? What do you want to achieve? Goal setting helps us to become more aware and purposeful in making the...

Improving productivity at work and at home

Thursday, 22 March 2018
Procrastination is so much easier than getting the job done. Everybody does it. Even the most organised people can sometimes find that the weight of...