Mental health and wellbeing

Resilience is an attitude

Tuesday, 4 October 2022
The past few years have tested the human spirit in more ways than one. From the global pandemic to widespread flooding, communities across Australia have...

Misconceptions about bipolar disorder

Wednesday, 16 March 2022
Complex mental health conditions, such as bipolar are incredibly misunderstood. Whether it is due to a general lack of understanding or believing in damaging stereotypes...

Mental illness is a chronic illness

Friday, 7 January 2022
Chronic illness is a very broad label that encompasses a range of long-term health conditions. The causes of chronic conditions are varied and complex. Unlike...

Tune in to Mental Health this October

Friday, 1 October 2021
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...

Different ways to say R U OK?

Wednesday, 1 September 2021
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...

There’s no one right way to seek help

Monday, 19 October 2020
Mental illness is the leading cause of disability in Australia, with one in five people experiencing mental health issues each year. It can be overwhelming...

Mental health blog series: Willow

Wednesday, 14 October 2020
In recognition of Mental Health Month EPIC has released a mental health blog series highlighting the stories of members of our EPIC community who have...

Mental health blog series: Rachel

Tuesday, 6 October 2020
In recognition of Mental Health Month EPIC has released a mental health blog series highlighting the stories of members of our EPIC community who have...

Mental health blog series: Michael

Friday, 2 October 2020
We love hearing updates from our job seekers and seeing what they can achieve with the right support crew backing them up. We recently heard...

Mental health blog series: Rebecca

Monday, 28 September 2020
October marks National Mental Health Month. The aim of this initiative is to advocate and raise awareness for mental health in Australia. With 1 in...

30 ways to improve mental wellbeing

Monday, 11 May 2020
EPIC Assist (EPIC) is celebrating 30 years of service. We are proud to help and support people with a disability, injury, health condition, or mental...

Mental health at Christmas time

Tuesday, 26 November 2019
For many, Christmas is a jovial time to celebrate with friends and family. However packed calendars, financial stress and the family issues that roll in...

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...

Maintaining your mental health as a new dad

Wednesday, 5 June 2019
Becoming a new dad can be scary, exciting, extremely challenging, and rewarding. With the transition to fatherhood comes a change in the dynamics in how...

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...

Giving boosts mental wellbeing

Friday, 12 October 2018
Giving is good for you There is a growing body of scientific evidence promoting the health benefits of helping others. Giving has been identified as...

The benefits of exercise on mental health

Wednesday, 10 October 2018
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...

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...

Feeling connected improves mental wellbeing

Wednesday, 10 October 2018
Why connect? Connecting is effective in contributing to overall mental wellness, while also helping keep mental health conditions like depression and anxiety in check. As...

Mindfulness boosts mental wellbeing

Friday, 5 October 2018
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...