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
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. By reading these different stories about various mental health journeys we hope that this demonstrates that … Read more about Mental health blog series: Rachel
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 from Michael, who after 5 years of unemployment and hospital treatment, connected with EPIC and found his dream job in administration. This is just one of … Read more about Mental health blog series: Michael
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 5 Australians currently experiencing a mental health illness, it is important to start non-judgemental discussions surrounding mental health. In … Read more about Mental health blog series: Rebecca