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Congratulations 2022 Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards Finalists!

21 Sep 2022

Many extraordinary people and organisations have been recognised for their important work to improve mental health in Queensland since the Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards (QMHWAA) were established 26 years ago.

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Five benefits of practicing gratitude to improve your mental health

19 Sep 2022

World Gratitude Day, celebrated on 21 September, is an opportunity to recognise the things to be thankful for – and this can be beneficial for your mental health.

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Kindness is key on World Suicide Prevention Day

10 Sep 2022

World Suicide Prevention Day is recognised on the 10th of September to raise awareness of suicide and suicide prevention. Open Minds delivers The Way Back Support Service (The Way Back) to The Sunshine Coast and Gympie area, which is an evidence-based service that supports people aged 15 years and over who have attempted suicide.

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Proud to support Lismore community through Head to Health Hub at Lismore Health Precinct

08 Sep 2022

Open Minds will be providing improved access to adults needing mental health support in the community of Lismore after being recently appointed as the lead agency of the Head to Health Hub in Lismore.

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How to start a conversation about mental health on R U OK? Day

07 Sep 2022

R U OK? Day has gained traction in recent years as an important way to empower people to meaningfully connect and lend support in relation to mental health.

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Chief Operating Officer Message: Celebrating 110 Years

05 Sep 2022

This year we are proud to recognise Open Minds 110 years of supporting the community since it began its mission as the Queensland Wattle Day League in 1912.

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A daily cup of wellness for Donna

09 Aug 2022

Open Minds client of 17 years, Donna, has found an efficient way to incorporate multiple elements of wellness into her routine with one simple act: a daily walk for her daily coffee. 

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A rainbow of self-portraits now on display at Open Minds, Indooroopilly

02 Aug 2022

A series of unique self-portraits have been installed at the Open Minds office at Indooroopilly, bringing more than colour to its four walls.

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More than just a name: Honouring the memory of those behind our named QMHWA Awards

26 Jul 2022

Many extraordinary people and organisations have been recognised for their important work to improve mental health in Queensland since the Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards (QMHWAA) were established 26 years ago.

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Queensland’s 2022-23 budget is a step in the right direction for mental health

26 Jul 2022

Open Minds welcomes the Queensland Government’s recent budget announcement that pledges $1.645 billion over five years for mental health services, which will be funded by a new mental health levy to commence from 1 January 2023.

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Self-care is more than just a buzzword

20 Jul 2022

24 July marks the International Self-Care Day. But what does self-care mean? It may have become a buzzword in recent years and confused with luxuries like spa days, but the reality is that self-care is activities and choices that preserve and maintain your physical, emotional and mental health.

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Nominate now for the Queensland Mental Health awards!

04 Jul 2022

Open Minds have opened nominations for the annual Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards (QMHWAA), with $4,500 available in prize money. The Awards, now in their 26th year, recognise and celebrate the achievements of those working to reduce stigma and empower those living with mental illnesses.

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