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Client with acquired brain injury wins family trampoline

06 Dec 2021

Danielle, a client of Open Minds with an acquired brain injury, recently won the Open Minds 2021 Vuly Trampoline competition and will be sharing her prize with her family.

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Connection to Country at work. Indigenous Support Worker gifts artwork to his workplace

16 Nov 2021

Thomas, Support Worker in Lismore, has painted indigenous artwork for display in our NSW offices, to depict the aboriginal land where our clients and staff live.

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How art can benefit your mental health

27 Oct 2021

This guest blog post is written by Mikarla Teague, Creative Arts Therapist, and it explores the mental health and wellbeing benefits that art can have on us all.

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Congratulations winners of 2021 QLD Mental Health Achievement Awards!

15 Oct 2021

The 11 winners have been announced at the QLD Mental Health Week Achievement Awards Breakfast ceremony today. The winners have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to improving the lives of Queenslanders living with mental illness during a pandemic.

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Open Minds partners with leading disability support provider, Multicap

08 Oct 2021

Results from a client experience survey conducted in late 2020, reveals that Open Minds achieved a new record in client satisfaction.

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What is Supported Independent Living concierge model of service?

28 Sep 2021

The SIL concierge model of service allows a group of clients to live in the privacy of their own Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) modern apartment. Each client contributes a portion of their SIL funding to have an Open Minds Support Worker live on-site

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Congratulations finalists of 2021 QLD Mental Health Achievement Awards!

08 Sep 2021

Congratulations to the finalists who have been shortlisted in the 2021 Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards – for their incredible work and achievements in mental health!

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Open Minds introduces new youth program name, YOUTH BLOOM Transition Services

12 Aug 2021

Open Minds youth program, Transition to Post Care Support Initiative (TPSCI) has been given a new and improved name, YOUTH BLOOM Transition Services, to better describe the program objectives and be more meaningful and relatable to young people and industry partners.

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Welcoming Jacenta, our newest Behaviour Support Practitioner at Open Minds

11 Aug 2021

Jacenta has recently joined the team at Open Minds as a Behaviour Support Practitioner, covering the Brisbane and Sunshine Coast areas. The team is expanding and has capacity to take on new clients who have Improved Relationships outlined in their NDIS plans.

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Impacts of COVID-19 on mental health

10 Aug 2021

As millions of Australians are dealing with lockdowns due to recent spikes in cases of COVID-19, what is the impact on their mental health?

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Taking steps in the right direction with support from Open Minds youth program

06 Aug 2021

B.J., 18 years old from Logan, is kicking goals and staying out of trouble thanks to the support he receives from Open Minds Youth Bloom Transition Services.

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My Wattle Day - Celebrating Australia, its people, and the roots of Open Minds

03 Aug 2021

National Wattle Day is celebrated on 1st September each year, it’s a growing celebration for Australia and our people. Learn how you can get involved with Wattle Day this year, and find out how Open Minds started it’s 100 year history as the Queensland Wattle Day League.

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