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International Day of People with Disability: an EPIC year in review

Wednesday, 23 November 2022
International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is a United Nations observed day celebrated internationally on December 3. It aims to increase public awareness, understanding, and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements...

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Resilience is an attitude

Tuesday, 4 October 2022
The past few years have tested the human spirit in more ways than one. From the global pandemic to widespread flooding, communities across Australia have...

Josh rides into meaningful employment  

Friday, 30 September 2022
Sometimes it feels like we are riding through life in the wrong gear. Despite all our efforts, the wheels won’t turn fast enough and every...

Meet the face of the RNA

Wednesday, 21 September 2022
If you have visited the RNA in the past year, you have probably met Zena, their customer relations consultant. Zena and her husband Craig are...

This Women’s Health Week it’s all about you 

Friday, 2 September 2022
Women’s Health Week is a weeklong campaign held nationwide, focusing on improving women’s mental and physical health. Every year, thousands of online and in-person events...

Happy Birthday, Sharon!

Monday, 20 June 2022
Over the weekend, one of EPIC Assist’s (EPIC) dearest participants, Sharon, celebrated her 40th Birthday. The celebrations kicked off last Thursday at Sharon’s work, Coles...

Workplace inclusion is possible – just ask ASA

Tuesday, 24 May 2022
The idea of a data analytics business almost exclusively employing neurologically diverse people may seem impossible, but that is simply not true. The Brisbane-based business,...

Misconceptions about cerebral palsy

Thursday, 5 May 2022
Complex health conditions such as cerebral palsy (CP) are widely misunderstood.   Across the globe, almost 17 million people and 34,000 people here in Australia...

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...

Everyone is welcome at the Cape Gateway Motel

Wednesday, 5 January 2022
The Cape Gateway Motel in Mareeba takes pride in providing warm and friendly customer service, where everyone feels welcome. Part of creating this positive environment is...

Rachael: ADHD is my strength, not a barrier

Wednesday, 13 October 2021
This October we are celebrating ADHD Awareness Month. With over 800,000 Australians living with ADHD, it is the most common neurodevelopmental condition yet still very...

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...

Misconceptions about people with PTSD

Monday, 7 June 2021
Over 1 million Australians have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but it is still a very misunderstood mental health condition. 27th June is PTSD Awareness Day,...

Digital accessibility benefits everyone

Monday, 10 May 2021
Every user deserves a positive digital experience on the web. While digital accessibility was once thought of as a ‘nice to have’ element of a...

Country Club just the tee for Tyler & Jack

Thursday, 14 January 2021
Finding supportive employers who create employment opportunities for people with disability is one of the core missions of EPIC Assist (EPIC). Traineeships and work experience...

Dusting off history is serving Josh well

Wednesday, 23 December 2020
Like many Year 12 students Josh spent 2020 thinking about what his future would look like and what career path he would take. This led...

What do the next 30 years look like?

Monday, 30 November 2020
What is the future of disability employment? If the last 30 years are any indication, it will be remarkably different from what it is today....

Mental health blog series: Darian

Thursday, 22 October 2020
In recognition of Mental Health Month, EPIC has released a mental health blog series highlighting the stories of members in our EPIC community who have...

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...

Community key driver for Madill Motor Group

Wednesday, 30 September 2020
Madill Motor Group at Noosa have always fostered a feeling of community amongst their staff. With a focus on clubs within the local community and...

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...

Employed after 18 years on the side lines

Tuesday, 22 September 2020
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...

There’s more to say after R U OK?

Thursday, 27 August 2020
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...

Women, work, and your health

Thursday, 20 August 2020
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...

Art and beer the perfect brew for Richard

Thursday, 6 August 2020
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...

Brett has the Cutting Edge

Tuesday, 21 July 2020
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...

EPIC sites are open by appointment only

Tuesday, 9 June 2020
EPIC Assist (EPIC) is pleased to share that our doors have reopened and we look forward to welcoming job seekers with a disability, mental health...