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A positive outlook can make all the difference

Thursday, 18 August 2022
“I just try to keep positive. I've been down the road of always thinking bad, and you don’t get anything. My legs might not work but I’ve still got my brain,” Shem said. May the...

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5 ways to make a difference in 2020

Monday, 13 January 2020
2020 is here, and what a year we have ahead. We’re at the beginning of a new decade. 2019 was a historic year of changes:...

“Art makes me feel limitless”- Helene

Tuesday, 7 January 2020
Artist Helene Warne has always had a creative flair. When she was little, she would make cards out of banana leaves, rag dolls and mosaics....

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...

An EPIC year of Community Grants

Friday, 20 December 2019
Creating inclusive communities and enabling people to reach their greatest potential is at the heart of what we believe at EPIC Assist (EPIC). That’s why...

Community grants round 5 recipients announced

Monday, 9 December 2019
EPIC’s Community Grants program provides financial assistance to organisations who create opportunities and welcome people with disability. The grant recipients for round 5 represent the...

EPIC Assist announces new CEO

Wednesday, 4 December 2019
EPIC Assist is excited to announce Dean Graham as its new CEO, commencing in late January. Dean has been with EPIC for 16 years. He...

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...

Comedians with disability laugh out loud

Monday, 11 November 2019
International Day of People with Disability (3rd December) is fast on its way, and we’re thrilled to see a number of events on the calendar...

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...

EPIC + LECNA – building better lives in Logan

Thursday, 17 October 2019
The Logan East Community Neighbourhood Association (LECNA) will be supported to continue its vital work to encourage co-operation, relieve poverty and help the local community...

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...

Community grants round 4 recipients announced

Monday, 30 September 2019
EPIC’s Community Grants program provides financial assistance to organisations who create opportunities and welcome people with disability. The grant recipients for round 4 represent the...

Transforming lives through rehabilitation

Monday, 5 August 2019
EPIC Assist (EPIC) is committed to changing the lives of people with disability through partnerships with like-minded organisations. One of those organisations is Bayside Transformations...

Inclusion on the Menu at Maryborough Cafe

Friday, 2 August 2019
Owner of Maryborough’s POPIN on Kent café, Deb, knows that the staff members she has employed through local disability employment service EPIC Assist are (in...

#removethebarrier

Monday, 29 July 2019
I take my hat off to Dylan Alcott who recently launched the #removethebarrier campaign – a bold challenge to business owners and corporate Australia to...

Community Grants Round 3 recipients announced

Tuesday, 2 July 2019
EPIC’s Community Grants program provides financial assistance to organisations who create opportunities and welcome people with disability. The grant recipients for round 3 represent the...

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...

Men’s Health Week

Monday, 3 June 2019
Traditionally, strength is measured by how many weights you can lift. But what does it mean to be a strong man? True strength is a...

Everything’s stacking up for Brayden at IKEA

Thursday, 16 May 2019
At EPIC Assist (EPIC), we’re committed to preparing people with disability for the workforce and supporting them to reach their potential. We recently chatted to...

Green Living nurturing inclusion with sensory garden

Thursday, 9 May 2019
Gold Coast Green Living are focused on creating vibrant, accessible public gardens for the whole community. Their latest endeavour, called ‘Ediblescapes’, incorporates herbs, spiral gardens,...

Busting myths about disability

Tuesday, 7 May 2019
Did you know that in Australia 1 in 5 people have disability? And that people with disability are twice as likely to be unemployed than...

Inclusion no laughing matter for comedy group

Friday, 5 April 2019
EPIC Assist (EPIC) recently awarded community grants to 12 not-for-profit community groups to help create communities that value and welcome people with disability. One of...

Congratulations grants recipients!

Friday, 15 March 2019
EPIC Assist's Community Grants for Round 2 have been awarded, and we are proud to be supporting the following 12 organisations, located all along east...

Jonathon finds his job satisfaction at Eagers

Monday, 11 March 2019
Throughout life, everyone finds themselves searching for job satisfaction. Some people find something that makes them proud; others work tirelessly to get there. Jonathon’s been...

Camera House snaps up the perfect employee

Monday, 4 March 2019
Time has flown by for Nick, who recently celebrated 12 months working at Camera House. Helensvale Camera House Manager, Robert, has nothing but praise for...

Kevin cleans up with Disability Matters

Friday, 1 March 2019
When EPIC recently awarded a community grant to Atherton-based charity Disability Matters, we were delighted to find one of our participants was already working there!...

Sweet future ahead for lolly shop assistant

Thursday, 28 February 2019
EPIC Assist (EPIC) believes that everyone deserves the opportunity to find meaningful work. Village Roadshow Theme Parks wholeheartedly supports this concept, and over the last...

Camp supports kids to just be kids

Tuesday, 5 February 2019
Living alongside a family member with mental illness can be tough for kids, who are often required to step up and assume responsibilities beyond their...

Bubbly Bree spreads joy around Caloundra

Monday, 4 February 2019
There are some people you meet that just have a zest for life; people whose passion and enthusiasm shines through and creates a ripple effect...

All kids welcome to stay and play at Raceview

Monday, 4 February 2019
Raceview Integrated Playgroup, run by ALARA, provides a supportive and relaxed environment for children with disability, siblings, and parents to enjoy themselves. The organisation was...

Congratulations grants recipients

Friday, 7 December 2018
EPIC Assist's Community Grants for Round 1 have been awarded, and we are proud to be supporting the following 27 organisations, located all along east...