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About Us

Open Minds is an independent not-for-profit (NFP) organisation that works with people to enhance their mental health and wellbeing.

Our Purpose:

Enabling an independent and positive future for people living with mental illness and disabilities.

Our Values:

We work together and empower people to succeed.

We act with humility and value curiosity.

We are trustworthy and act with integrity.

His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC

Governor of Queensland

Our Patron

His Excellency the Honourable Paul de Jersey AC announced his patronage to Open Minds on Wattle Day 2014.

Born in Brisbane in 1948, His Excellency is a dedicated and long –standing Queenslander. The Governor studied at the University of Queensland and graduated in Arts in 1969, and in Laws (with Honours) in 1971. At the end of 1971 he was called to the Bar and appointed as Her Majesty’s Counsel (QC) in 1981.

In 1985, the Governor was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Queensland, becoming the 17th Chief Justice of Queensland on 17 February 1998, and served in that role for more than 16 years until 8 July 2014.

In recognition of his contribution to the Australian community, the Governor was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2000, and awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003. He holds honorary doctorates from the University of Queensland (2000), the University of Southern Queensland (2008), and has recently accepted an honorary doctorate from Griffith University.

His Excellency was appointed the 26th Governor of Queensland on 29 July 2014.

Meet our team

Our Partnerships

Partners in Recovery (PiR) helps you connect the dots between all of the different supports and services in your life, and ensures you stay organised while working towards your personal recovery goals. PiR aims to better support you by simplifying the coordination between your clinical services, natural supports and community based recovery models.

headspace supports young people who are going through a tough time. If you are aged 12-25 and you need someone to talk to, headspace will provide you with access to health advice, education and employment. Open Minds is the lead agency for headspace in both Redcliffe and Taringa.

Open Minds works in partnership with suncare community services to provide CHIME, support service for those living with mental illness. CHIME (Connectedness, Hope, Identity, Meaning, Empowerment) is a short term intensive community based program, focused on delivering one-on-one support to advocate and empower you.