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The importance of a culturally aware workforce

21 Mar 2019

We spoke to our new Indigenous Engagement Officer, Yvette, for Close the Gap Day 2019, to find out why it’s important to have a culturally aware workforce.

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Harmony Week, World Down Syndrome Day, and Close the Gap Day

18 Mar 2019

This week Open Minds is celebrating several important dates on the calendar: Harmony Week, World Down Syndrome Day, and Close the Gap Day. Have a look at events taking place across Queensland and join in the celebrations.

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What is Support Coordination?

18 Mar 2019

Support Coordination is an NDIS funded Support, designed to assist you to make sure you get the most out of your NDIS funding package. Support Coordinators work together with you to explore what options are open to you

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Consolidating to be bigger and stronger

14 Mar 2019

With over 400 employees, Open Minds is moving towards a more mobile and responsive workforce by combining some of our office locations.

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A blanket of hope and recovery

04 Mar 2019

Margaret, aged 62, lost everything in the Lismore floods in March 2017, but with the support of Open Minds and her ‘Recovery Blanket of Hope’, she’s back on her feet and thriving better than ever in her new home.

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Get back on track with our mental health group sessions

01 Mar 2019

Join our free workshops in Morayfield at the Open Minds Mental Health Hub! Our workshops are all about getting you back on track - we combine pictures, sounds, music, words, voice, and technology, to create a personal story for you to reflect on into the future.

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NDIS: The Melting Pot a success!

28 Feb 2019

Open Minds hosted a successful NDIS event with guest speaker Lucy Brogden, National Mental Health Commission, and expert panel members, debating how the NDIS market is functioning, views across the sector, and how providers should move forward.

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What's on in March

25 Feb 2019

March is packed full of activities for our clients! Open Minds is proud to host so many fun and social groups and programs to bring people together in the community and tackle social isolation. 

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Are you the next Non-Executive Director of Open Minds?

18 Feb 2019

Open Minds is recruiting two additional Directors to join the Board in early/mid 2019 as part of normal Board renewal. Skills required include strong financial, audit and risk management skills, and business leadership/former CEO with commercial acumen and Board experience.

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Helping a wheelchair using client during the Townsville floods

14 Feb 2019

Employees at Open Minds rallied to help a client who uses a wheelchair.  The client, like many in the Townsville Community, has lost everything due to the Townsville floods. Staff cleaned up her house, saved her wheelchair from being destroyed by flood water, and provided support to access vital supplies.

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Transitioning to adult life and Supported Independent Living

05 Feb 2019

Open Minds supported Trevor, a young adult in Toowoomba, to find his first home in Supported Independent Living accommodation.

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What's on in February

01 Feb 2019

Take a look at what activities Open Minds is hosting throughout February. Why not join in the fun?

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