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Tips and services for reducing stress at work

Thursday, 21 July 2022

Whether you are serving up a hot cup of coffee during rush hour or waiting to present your next big idea, the workplace can be a stress-inducing, anxiety-enhancing environment. But you need not do it alone.  A recent study found 73% of Australian attribute their stress to work. A recent survey of over 5000 workers found…
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EPIC tips for finding a job you love

Monday, 20 June 2022
Finding a job you enjoy is a lot like moving into your dream home or organising a wedding. It requires careful planning, a lot of…

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 steps to prepare for a job interview

Tuesday, 19 May 2020
Congratulations! You’ve been asked to participate in a job interview. Interview preparation helps you feel more in control and appear cool and calm. It is…

30 tips for preparing your resume

Wednesday, 13 May 2020
Preparing your resume can seem like a daunting task. It can be hard to know where to start, so we’ve broken it down into 30…

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…

New year resolutions, goals, tips…

Tuesday, 24 December 2019
The new year is always a great time to reflect on the year ahead. We asked EPIC staff what their resolutions, goals or tips were…

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…

Gardening more than just a job for Adam

Tuesday, 5 November 2019
We were thrilled to recently receive an update from one of our former job seekers, Adam Lopez. EPIC helped Adam secure work as a gardener…

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…

Job search tips for high school students

Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Finding a part-time job while you are a high school student can be both exciting and scary. Knowing where to start can be difficult. While…

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…

How to manage stress and anxiety when studying

Monday, 20 May 2019
Everyone goes through stressful or anxious periods in their life. These are often in response to particularly demanding or worrying situations and usually pass when…

The 10 soft skills employers value the most

Monday, 11 March 2019
Every occupation requires a set of technical skills to do the job well. Car mechanics need to know how to repair and maintain engines. Administration…

Eat healthy on a budget

Friday, 22 February 2019
It can be tricky to know how to make healthy food choices while sticking to a budget. Convenience foods like frozen pastries and pies, chips, biscuits,…

How to succeed at online study

Tuesday, 5 February 2019
Online study is an amazing way to upskill and get a new qualification without upending your entire lifestyle. But it can also be a tough…