In the past few years, a lot has changed to reduce stigma and increase understanding surrounding mental health. It’s great to see that as a society we are becoming more comfortable talking openly about our struggles and taking time to look after our mental health and wellbeing. However, when we talk … Read more about Understanding complex mental health conditions
After being diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 30, James, a father and grandfather from the Tweed region was unemployed for 18 years. At the time of the diagnosis, James was a rugby league player working at a commercial laundry. His seizures and diagnosis meant he lost his job, and his future … Read more about Employed after 18 years on the side lines
The right person in the right role: a formula that has proven true for Taylah and her employer, Technology for Ageing and Disabled QLD (TADQ). TADQ is 40-year-old organisation in QLD that specialises in customised equipment for all ages. The organisation sources everything from walkers and … Read more about Taylah stands out as the perfect match for TADQ
Finding the right words to help someone you care about can be a worrying thought. When you see someone in your life struggling, it’s only natural to ask them if they’re okay, but it can sometimes be difficult to know what to do next. The good news is that you don’t have to be an expert to support … Read more about There’s more to say after R U OK?
Finding the right balance between work, happiness, home-life, health, and mental health isn’t always easy. For millions of women all over the world, finding a steady job in safe working conditions is much tougher than it is for men. From the get-go, women are behind. All the responsibilities, … Read more about Women, work, and your health
Mateship, Sustainability and Inclusiveness. Head of Production at Your Mates Brewing Company Christen McGarry explains the Your Mates vision. “We always wanted to make sure that anyone who was coming into the team felt like they were coming into a group of mates. Inclusiveness runs straight on … Read more about Art and beer the perfect brew for Richard
Doris moved to Innisfail with her husband four years ago in search of warmer weather and a relaxed lifestyle. However, since the move, Doris struggled to find employment. She applied for multiple jobs but struggled to get past the interview stage. Although it was frustrating, she never gave up. … Read more about “It feels so good to know that EPIC has my back no matter what.” – Doris
A lot can change in six months when you’re in the right role in a supportive workplace. Just ask Brett. Brett moved to the Sunshine Coast in late 2018, looking for employment. His verbal communication skills were minimal, and when he was able to speak, he had a severe stutter and struggled to get … Read more about Brett has the Cutting Edge