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 many people with bipolar have faced with discrimination, bullying, isolation or, at its worst, violence throughout their … Read more about Misconceptions about bipolar disorder
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 the flu or an ear infection, which typically last for a few days or weeks before clearing up, chronic conditions are persistent and must … Read more about Mental illness is a chronic illness
Mental illness can affect anyone at any stage of their life. Mental health conditions are the leading cause of disability in Australia, with one in five Australians experiencing a mental health condition each year. At EPIC Assist (EPIC), we support job seekers with a range of different mental … Read more about EPIC Mental Health consultants provide safe space to grow
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 mindfulness (the act of being fully present in the moment without judgement) allows us to acknowledge our feelings, reflect on how they impact us, and decide how to … Read more about Tune in to Mental Health this October
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 important reminder for everyone to have an honest discussion about how we are feeling. Asking someone you are worried about if they are okay can … Read more about Different ways to say R U OK?
Fourteen years ago, an Indigenous Elder threw EPIC Assist (EPIC) participant Lisa a rock and told her to start painting to help her work through a challenging time. Painting positive affirmations on spirit rocks became a form of therapy for Lisa, who was diagnosed with Bipolar at 16 after manic … Read more about Art provides cultural connection and outlet for mental health
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 to deal with these issues alone, and we’re better able to recover and navigate these periods of life when we have someone by our side. … Read more about There’s no one right way to seek help
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 a lived experience of mental illness. We have already shared Rebecca's story who discussed what it is like to live with complex post-traumatic … Read more about Mental health blog series: Willow