Umit’s Story

Umit has struggled with his mental health for many years now. He believed that no one would hire him. Unemployed, bored and little bit lost, he came to Campbell Page Broadmeadows and found out he did have something to offer.

WATCH: Umit’s Video

At the moment I am just so thrilled that I have a job. It’s a good feeling. It’s fantastic for me, getting up in the morning and wanting to get up and come to work. – Umit

Approximately 1 in 5 Australians have a disability. Of those Australians living with a disability, over 1 million, aged 15-65, are unemployed and an amazing untapped resource in Australia’s workforce. With the right support, people with a disability can make contributions to employers and their businesses.

Umit, and his employer Nurat, are just two examples of our Disability Employment Services benefiting the customer, the employer and the wider community, stated Ross McLatchie who is the DES National Program Manager at Campbell Page.

Our experience and research informs us that employment dramatically improves the health and wellbeing of those with disabilities, including their self-esteem and confidence. At Campbell Page, we work with employers to tackle preconceptions and help build more diverse and productive workforces.

Campbell Page is a  provider of Disability Employment Services(DES). DES is an Australian Government initiative that helps people with a disability find work and keep a job.

Campbell Page is a not for profit organisation dedicated to transforming people’s lives. If you would like to find out more about Campbell Page or how we can help you, please visit our website or contact us directly.

 

Words by: Tiarne Pattison

tiarne.pattison@campbellpage.org.au

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