Rebecca’s journey to meaningful employment has been plagued with dark thoughts and moments of desperation. But only through hitting rock bottom was she able to accept the help she knew she needed. “I was sitting in a truck stop one day, and I was looking at the trees and working out which one … Read more about “I have been where I did not see any light, but there is always a light.” – Rebecca
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 humans, we are social beings by nature. We cannot thrive alone, as human interaction helps us to feel supported, appreciated … Read more about Feeling connected improves mental wellbeing
Why should we value learning? Lifelong learning is an important component of good mental health, but it often gets swept aside by tasks deemed more pressing. But it’s time we promoted learning to the top of the priority pile! Research shows lifelong learning is associated with: improved … Read more about Lifelong learning is important for mental wellbeing
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 all about being present and in the moment. It’s about consciously shifting our attention to the present, and knowing directly what is going on inside and … Read more about Mindfulness boosts mental wellbeing
There’s nothing as sweet as landing a great new job, especially when it involves coating raspberries in chocolate every day. Devonport local Matt started his career at the Christmas Hills Raspberry Farm Café outside Devonport earlier this year. “I love everything about my job! My colleagues are … Read more about Great staff make café all the sweeter
Artists with disability have the power to move people, to speak truths, and to break down barriers in their community. Creating art is a responsibility that artist and advocate Zoe Hankins takes very seriously. “Unlike simple text or speech, a painting or a piece of music can reach deep into our … Read more about Art: the power to break down barriers
Since Adam began his role with Devonport Chaplaincy four years ago, his passion for the community services sector has continued to grow. Adam has found great personal and professional fulfilment through helping the community. “I mentor a student in the local high school, deliver food to schools, … Read more about “This job gives me a purpose in life” – Adam
At EPIC, we’re not only focused on finding jobs for people with disability; we’re committed to ensuring our job seekers feel confident and prepared when entering the workforce. Luke has been working on his work-readiness with EPIC for a little over 12 months, and his Employment Consultant Liz … Read more about “Before I felt very anxious talking to people, but now I look forward to it” – Luke.