STEPS Client’s Momentum Towards Career Goal Through DES and Work Mates

Recently a STEPS Employment Solutions Disability Employment Services (DES) client has taken the steps to achieving their career goals with assistance from their local STEPS team. Wesley joined the DES program with STEPS Group Australia in November 2021.  During his time in the DES program Wesley has had a few employment opportunities in labour type […]

Work Mates’ Camden Overcomes Barriers to Find Work

When Camden first came to STEPS at Aitkenvale, he was very introverted and shy. His autism diagnosis poses daily challenges, with social anxiety as his biggest barrier he faces when trying to obtain employment or participate in community events. But Camden was not going to let anything stand in his way of achieving his goals: […]

Overcoming barriers to achieve employment and purpose

Graham Hanson finds meaningful employment with the support of STEPS staff at Aitkenvale, QLD.

A success story from Aikenvale, QLD In May 2023 Graham Hanson was referred to STEPS Aitkenvale by the MIRT unit at the Kirwan Health Campus. Graham was long term unemployed and struggled to gain meaningful employment due to psychological barriers. During his initial appointment with STEPS, Graham advised staff that he lacked self-confidence and self-esteem, […]

Deadly Turn Out for Townsville’s NAIDOC Week Celebration

STEPS staff and hundreds of community members in Townsville proudly marched down Thuringowa Drive on Friday July 7 in celebration of NAIDOC Week.  With flags and banners raised high, clapping sticks bringing the rhythm to impromptu dancing, and cheers from supporters on the side-line, the atmosphere was electrifying at this year’s Deadly Day Out event […]

Veterans’ Health Week: The importance of reconnecting

Young Adults similing

In a time of increasing social disconnect, those who were already vulnerable to isolation are having an especially difficult time. As we move into Veterans’ Health Week, our focus shifts to the challenges and barriers that returned service men and women have when trying to reintegrate with society. Whether this is mental or physical disconnect, […]