Mental Health Support Services

Open Minds supports people living with mental illness and disability. We offer a broad range of mental health support services, and our incredible team can provide personalised supports to enhance your wellbeing and help you achieve your goals.

Access Mental Health Support with Open Minds

Open Minds is an organisation that focuses on providing mental health support. Drawing on more than 100 years of heritage, we provide tailored programs and mental health support services that enable our clients to build a more positive future.

Now having more than 400 staff across Queensland, Northern New South Wales and Victoria, we’re making our services available to more people than ever.

Our team is committed to providing support services to people living with mental illness, disability or acquired brain injury. To ensure we’re helping as many people as possible, we work closely with healthcare professionals, the NDIS and the Australian Government to deliver leading mental health support services.

We understand that everyone has unique needs and support requirements, so we take a personalised approach to our mental health services. Whether you are living with a disability, experiencing anxiety, or seeking support through the NDIS, we work with you to tailor the services that will be most beneficial to you.

We are always focused on your wellbeing, and our amazing team is there to support you every step of the way.

Support Services for Mental Health

With more than 100 years of history, Open Minds is committed to the purpose of enabling an independent and positive future for people living with mental illness and disability.

We work with clients of all ages, genders, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds to support a diverse range of needs.

That means we’re always ready with the mental health support services for your situation. Depending on what you want to achieve, we’ll work to match you with our mental health support services that include:

  • NDIS supports for people living with disability, autism, asperger’s and more
  • Psychology and counselling services
  • Positive behaviour support services
  • Youth mental health support through headspace
  • Help with accessing the community
  • Assistance with daily living tasks
Mental health support circle

As part of our commitment to helping everyone achieve their full potential, we will also work with your family, carers, informal support networks and other people in your life. By combining their help and our mental health support services, we can help you make a real difference to your wellbeing. 

Mental Health Support and Counselling

Girl in wheelchair with mental health service provider

Is your mental health condition affecting your life? Struggling with anxiety and depression? Simply feeling overwhelmed and in need of support?

Open Minds’ psychology and counselling services are here to help. We have a team of qualified psychologists and specialists at our Mental Health Hub in Morayfield. Through them, Open Minds is able to offer mental health support and counselling to help you live the life you’re envisioning.

Our psychology and counselling services are open to people of all ages – including children. Whatever you’re dealing with, we want to be there to support you.

From our Morayfield Health Hub we’re able to offer services for NDIS participants, military personnel, victims of domestic violence and people seeking support for all types of mental illness.

The support and mental health services we offer are flexible enough to suit everybody. Along with options for phone and video counselling sessions, we also offer a range of funding options, including NDIS, Medicare, DVA, WorkCover and EAP.

Talk to us today about making an appointment with our psychology and counselling professionals.

Youth Mental Health Support Services

Did you know that more than 75% of mental health issues develop before the age of 25? Looking after the mental health of young people is incredibly important to the Open Minds team.

We provide mental health support services to young people who are going through a tough time. With support from our professionals, we strive to help young people navigate difficult situations, strengthen their mental health and get their life back on track. 

Open Minds supports young people across Brisbane through our headspace centres in Redcliffe, Taringa and Strathpine.

The headspace initiative makes mental health support services more affordable and available to young people.

We’re proud to be a part of the program that makes mental health services more accessible for young adults.

NDIS Support for Mental Health

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has made it easier than ever to access support for mental health!

Under the NDIS, people living with disability can receive funding to pay for services, carers and a wide variety of supports. 

The best part is that the NDIS is also available to those living with mental illness, developmental issues, acquired injuries and beyond.

Because NDIS funding is based on your needs rather than your diagnosis, it’s possible to receive funding for a vast range of mental health support services.

Open Minds is a registered NDIS provider. We work closely with our clients and the NDIA to provide leading support services for mental health issues.

Through the NDIS, we aim to deliver support that improves the lives of people with mental illness, disability, asperger’s, PTSD and autism.

NDIS funding for mental health support is all about giving you the freedom to achieve your goals and reach your full potential. 

Whatever you’re envisioning for your life, Open Minds has mental health support services that can help you get there.


Mental Health Support for Daily Living Tasks

To make sure you’ve got everything you need to take care of yourself, Open Minds provides help with a variety of everyday tasks.

Our mental health support staff can work alongside you to manage your daily life. Their help makes it easier to build your independence, navigate your daily routines and achieve your goals!

Our mental health support services include:

  • Help with shopping, cooking and cleaning
  • Assistance with accessing public transport
  • PEG feeding
  • Personal care and grooming
Woman and girl together

Looking after your daily tasks can provide a huge boost to your wellbeing, and Open Minds is here to help. We’ll work with you to deliver daily living supports that build your confidence, expand your capabilities and make steps towards improving your mental health!

Access the Community with Our Support and Mental Health Services

Being active in your community, making friends and enjoying everything life has to offer is a major step towards positive mental health. As part of our support and mental health services, Open Minds can work with you to help you access the community around you.

Whether you’re looking to spend time with friends, enjoy your hobbies or simply relax, we’ll help you enjoy where you live. Our mental health support services can help you access your community by:

  • Working with you to identify your goals
  • Identifying barriers to joining in with your community
  • Help you manage your personal barriers
  • Access community groups and recreational activities you’re interested in

Accessing your community is a fantastic way to work towards more positive mental health. Not only do you get to enjoy the activities and friends around you, being out in the community is a great confidence booster.

Whatever goals you’re looking to achieve, Open Minds can work with you to identify how your local community can help. We’ll work alongside you, your family, carers and other supporters to help you participate in activities that help you grow and enjoy more positive mental health outcomes.

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Meet Our Team

Kate Johnson

Chief Operating Officer

David Jukes

General Manager Service Delivery

Jamie Thompson

General Manager Integrated Mental Health

Rik Barker

General Manager Integrated Mental Health Services (NSW)

Home of the Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards

Open Minds has been running the Awards since its conception in 1996, to recognise and celebrate the achievements of individuals, groups and organisations working to reduce stigma and empower those living with mental illness. Stay tuned for more information on the 2020 Awards and important dates.

Governance

Understand how Open Minds is governed and meet the Board of Open Minds!

Our Partnerships

The Open Minds Community Re-Entry Service Team (CREST) works in partnership with the Queensland Correctional Service within the Correctional Centre, Probation and Parole office in Townsville. We support men and women on parole to help make re-entry into the community a success, and to find stable accommodation.

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 the Central Queensland, Wide Bay, Sunshine Coast PHN to provide Coastal Supports, a program for people living with severe mental illness who are ineligible for NDIS funding, living on the Sunshine Coast and in Gympie. This program is funded by the Central Queensland, Wide Bay & Sunshine Coast PHN.

Healthy North Coast is an independent, not-for-profit organisation proudly delivering the PHN program in North Coast NSW. Committed to improving the health of our communities through quality primary health care.