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Autism misconceptions: myths vs facts

Wednesday, 3 April 2024
It is estimated that one in thirty-six children have autism spectrum disorder, and yet there is a concerningly large amount of misinformation and misunderstanding that surrounds the subject. For some, it’s become a term to...

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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...

Leading a remote team through challenging times

Monday, 6 April 2020
Many leaders are suddenly finding themselves in new working relationships with their employees working remotely. Add to that the fear and uncertainty the coronavirus pandemic...

Vision impairment no barrier for Ebony

Thursday, 5 March 2020
Since first coming to EPIC Assist (EPIC) through a school-based traineeship over three years ago, Ebony has become a highly valued member of the team...

Asperger’s syndrome no barrier to employment

Monday, 3 February 2020
These job seekers are proving that having Asperger’s syndrome makes them valuable employees. The 18th February marks International Asperger’s Day – a day to highlight...

Simon says choose EPIC!

Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Simon Sigley’s life has been transformed since he gained meaningful employment at MSN Enterprises. Before landing his job, Simon was struggling to re-enter the workforce...

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...