COVID-19 Service Update
January 14, 2022

  Latest Update (14 January 2022) Following the increase in COVID-19 cases nationally and to help protect our customers and our... Read More
How to help someone with depression
December 17, 2021

Depression is a serious but treatable mental health condition that affects the lives of millions of people across the world. In…

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breakthru Merge with Royal Rehab
November 29, 2021

breakthru Merge with Leading Rehabilitation and Disability Support Provider Royal Rehab   Monday, 29 November 2021 Today breakthru announced that it…

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What is depression, the possible causes and the signs?
November 12, 2021

Depression is one of the most common mental health conditions in the world. It affects approximately 280 million people, and it…

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Jack’s Story – Cairns’ Cake-Making Star!
October 22, 2021

Following the rich aroma of the roasting coffee beans, there’s this beautiful genuine smile behind the coffee machine. That is Jack,…

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Secure paid employment with disability
Ethan’s Story – Central Coast Champion
August 9, 2021

Meet Ethan, a wonderful, extremely hard-working young man from the Central Coast. Ethan was born with a rare genetic condition called…

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Collaborating at the Hornsby Employment Open Day
March 30, 2021

With jobkeeper coming to an end, a global pandemic still looming and volatile economies to top it all off, there’s no…

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breakthru Response to Violence and Abuse Issues Paper
February 25, 2021

In December 2020 the Disability Royal Commission released an Issues Paper on Violence and Abuse of People with Disability at Home….

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Group of SLES customers smiling about their first job and employment
Finding Your First Job After School
January 25, 2021

Are you unsure what to do after school? The transition from school to the “real world” can be a daunting experience,…

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Female customer happy about psychology
The benefits of seeing a Psychologist
December 8, 2020

Did you know that 32% of adults with disability have undergone high or very high psychological stress compared with 8% without disability? Anxiety, depression and…

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breakthru customers celebrating international day of people with disability.
International Day of People with Disability 2020
December 3, 2020

Since 1992, countries from around the world have come together to celebrate International Day of People with Disability.  Each year on December 3rd, we promote…

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Malcolm’s Story – Holy Cross Laundry
November 23, 2020

This is Malcolm, one of the most easy-going and jovial blokes you’ll ever meet. A hard-worker with a can-do attitude, Malcolm…

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Happy NAIDOC Week!
November 11, 2020

This year from 8-15 November we celebrate NAIDOC week – an incredibly important event designed to celebrate the culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people,…

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Two women having a conversation on a park bench about counselling
How Counselling fits into your NDIS plan
October 27, 2020

Trauma, crisis, grief, anxiety – when most of us think about “counselling”, these are the topics that first come to mind. But while a counsellor is prepared to…

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two women discussing mental health
Quick Tips for Managing Your Mental Health
October 13, 2020

October is Mental Health Month, and with it comes plenty of talk about “better managing your mental health”, which is easier said than done…

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The benefits of positive thinking
October 12, 2020

Do you consider your glass to be half-empty or half-full? Many have heard this question either at school, home or work…

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Employees gathered together in a disability friendly workplace
5 ways to make your workplace disability friendly
October 6, 2020

Did you know that people with disability are 30% less likely to have a job in Australia than any other nation? On the open employment market, people with…

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SLES participants sitting down for a social gathering
What is NDIS Capacity Building?
September 30, 2020

Do you feel unsure about where to start with your NDIS plan funding? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. We receive hundreds…

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Man with job search anxiety shaking woman's hand in interview
Working through Job Search Anxiety
September 17, 2020

Have you ever experienced days where you feel unmotivated to search for jobs online? What about the thought of calling back…

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breakthru Submission to Support Coordination Discussion
September 11, 2020

In response to the National Disability Insurance Agency’s (NDIA) request for feedback and ideas on the support coordination service model, breakthru…

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R U OK? Day 2020
September 11, 2020

Did you know 8 Australians took their own life yesterday? According to data published by Lifeline, suicide is the leading cause…

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breakthru Submission to Disability Royal Commission
September 3, 2020

Did you know that people with disability are far less likely to have a job in Australia than in any other…

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How COVID-19 has improved workplaces for people with disability
August 7, 2020

COVID-19 has presented Australian businesses with numerous challenges. This has forced many to flexibly transform their workplace practices and increasingly use innovative technology to collaborate whilst working remotely.  These technologies – such as Zoom and…

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How Work Assist Helps People with Disability Stay Employed
July 24, 2020

COVID-19 has presented employment challenges for many people. The increased health risk coupled with industry restrictions has resulted in redundancies, reduced…

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Liborio’s Story – Packing with Passion
July 22, 2020

The day Liborio woke up and started preparing for work started just like any other.  The warm summer breeze, clear blue sky and…

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How COVID-19 has changed disability support services
July 15, 2020

There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live. Whether it’s simply dropping into the bank or…

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Nathan’s Story – A Clean New Start
June 12, 2020

Job hunting can be a struggle at the best of times, and given the current state of the Australian job market it can…

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Available support for people with disability
April 3, 2020

Almost everyone will be temporarily or permanently impaired during their lives. Most extended families have a member with disability or, are responsible for supporting…

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Stopping the spread of COVID-19
March 17, 2020

Please scroll to the bottom of this page for the latest updates. There’s no doubt your everyday life has changed as…

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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2020
March 8, 2020

On 8 March each year, people around the world combine to celebrate International Women’s Day – a global day celebrating the great and varied achievements…

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What is an Occupational Therapist?
March 6, 2020

Occupational therapy is a degree-based health profession. An occupational therapist (OT) uses a whole-of-person perspective to work with individuals, groups and…

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Finding the right Support Coordinator
February 25, 2020

Since the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) commenced in 2016, people with disability across Australia have accessed much needed supports to…

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Signs of mental illness and where to receive help
February 17, 2020

What is mental illness? Mental illness is a term that refers to disorders affecting the mind. A mental illness is clinically…

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Disability Employment Supports
February 7, 2020

Finding the right job can be exhausting.  Fortunately, there are many services and supports available in Australia for people with disability, injury or mental…

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breakthru staff at NDIS preplanning meeting
How to apply for the NDIS
January 30, 2020

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports over 180,000 people with permanent and significant disabilities in Australia each year.   Designed to both help people participate in everyday activities and improve their…

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breakthru makes submission to the Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System
September 24, 2019

The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System was announced on the 24th February 2019 and the community were asked to…

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Shaun’s Story – From Customer to Consultant
September 18, 2019

Meet Shaun – Husband, friend and proud Father of two. A hard worker with strong interpersonal skills, Shaun fell on hard…

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Mike walking down the path to employment
Mike’s Story – The path to new home ownership
August 9, 2019

Meet Mike – runner, cyclist, data analyst and now new home owner. A shy yet outgoing and exceedingly friendly young man,…

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Krystyna discussing how Autism affects her employment.
Krystyna’s Story – Working with Autism
May 16, 2019

Meet our customer Krystyna – a highly intelligent, bubbly young lady from the NSW Central Coast. At just 20 years old,…

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Finding a job with cerebral palsy
Eric’s Story – Finding a job with Cerebral Palsy
May 7, 2019

Meet Eric – an extraordinary young man with an infectious sense of humour from the NSW Central Coast. As a result…

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Happy young man working thanks to help from his DES provider
How to choose the right DES provider for you
April 5, 2019

Are you looking to choose a new Disability Employment Services (DES) provider? Unsure where to turn? With such a wide variety…

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Kathleen’s Story
July 19, 2018

In 2017, one of our team members met Kathleen – a lovely elderly woman who had lost her eye sight many…

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breakthru hits a quarter century!
July 5, 2018

This year marks a very special 25th anniversary for breakthru, an organisation founded with a vision of changing lives and empowering…

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Stress Management
Stress Management & Self-help Techniques
June 27, 2018

Stress is inevitably present in the workplace, but it can also affect your quality of life or your physical and mental…

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5 Tips to Bring Your Goals to Life Through Your NDIS Plan
November 18, 2017

The move to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) can be a confusing one for many who take part. As a…

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10 Tips for Writing the Perfect Resume
October 14, 2017

The perfect resume. Does it even exist? With so much advice out there, and an amazing amount of it contradictory, how…

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10 Tips to Ensure Job Interview Success
September 18, 2017

There aren’t many moments in a person’s life that are more ‘crunch’ than a job interview. Success could mean a whole…

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4 Benefits of Hiring a Person with Disability
September 4, 2017

Many business leaders have a misshapen idea of what is involved in hiring a person with disability. The widespread view is…

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8 Tips for School Leavers Looking for Work
August 21, 2017

For school leavers looking for work, leaving the structure and surety of school for the big, bad world of employment can…

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Preparing For Your Initial NDIS Phone Interview
August 7, 2017

With recent changes in the NDIS rollout, the NDIA have been using phone interviews to create the First Plan for participants…

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breakthru’s History in Brain Injury Services
July 24, 2017

breakthru knows firsthand the hardships that people can face after acquiring a brain injury. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics,…

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