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 due to his mature age and mental health condition.

After hearing a radio advertisement for EPIC Assist (EPIC) Simon decided to get in touch. At first, he was hesitant to give EPIC a go due to the lack of success he’s had with other disability employment services. But Simon was blown away by the level of care and support EPIC gave him.

“I have never been somewhere as helpful as EPIC,” says Simon.

“They are extremely well organised, very friendly and they go out of their way to help you as much as they possibly can.”

Here at EPIC, we pride ourselves on our holistic approach. We take our time to get to know each job seeker to ensure they are equipped with the right skills and matched with a job that suits their needs.

EPIC was able to help Simon develop his resume, learn new computer skills, build his confidence and connect him with a mental health consultant.

“All the support I have received from EPIC has been amazing, but most importantly they made me feel that my mental illness is not a barrier to employment.”

Simon is now working as a trolley collector in the Kallangur and Kippa-Ring area. He loves socialising with customers as well as the physical side of the role.

“I get a huge amount of satisfaction out of work. Every day I look forward to getting up and going to work. It has given me a whole new perspective on life.

“Working has helped my self-confidence and improved my standard of living immensely.”

Simon is looking forward to continuing his work as a trolley collector and has a goal of gaining a permanent role in the future.

“I now look forward to each day; it’s great! I can’t thank EPIC enough. If you have a disability or a mental health condition definitely give them a go.”

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