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Your pathway to Specialist Disability Accommodation and Supported Independent Living

21 Jul 2021

Open Minds has partnered with Adapt Housing to offer clients a range of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) housing with Supported Independent Living (SIL). Here's a run-down of what SDA and SIL mean, and the pathway to get funding for that dream-home!

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Supporting cultural heritage this NAIDOC Week

08 Jul 2021

Gerard, aged 39 years from Townsville, loves celebrating his Aboriginal heritage during NAIDOC Week by attending the NAIDOC March followed by the dance celebrations at the NAIDOC Deadly Day Out.

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COVID-19 Vaccine rollout and resources

06 Jul 2021

The health and safety of our clients and employees are of the highest importance to us. As such, Open Minds is treating COVID-19 as a top priority and is taking all possible steps to reduce the risks to our clients, their families, our employees and the wider community.

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SIL roommates making holiday memories to improve health

03 Jul 2021

Jeffery, aged 67 years and Ryan, aged 57 years from the Redlands Bay area recently enjoyed a short holiday at the Gold Coast thanks to detailed planning and facilitation from the Open Minds team.

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Open Minds reaches new highs in meeting clients’ needs

01 Jul 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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Using a lived experience of post-natal depression and PTSD to help those with mental illness

01 Jul 2021

Kylee, Support Worker with Open Minds, experienced post-natal depression and PTSD many years ago. Today she uses her personal experiences to help guide clients through their own challenges with mental health.

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Tick of approval through obtaining National Standards for Mental Health Services 

24 Jun 2021

Open Minds is pleased to have recently achieved accredited certification of the National Standards for Mental Health Services. 

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Nominate now for the Queensland Mental Health awards!

23 Jun 2021

Open Minds have opened nominations for the annual Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards, with $5,000 available in prize money. The Awards, now in their 25th year, recognise and celebrate the achievements of those working to reduce stigma and empower those living with mental illnesses.

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SDA and SIL free event in Loganholme

02 Jun 2021

Join us for a free SDA and SIL tour and Q&A, including a walk-through of a brand new SDA Improved Liveability apartment in Loganholme.

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Reflecting on National Reconciliation Week's theme

27 May 2021

Open Minds Lifestyle Planning Administrator, Karen, took some time this week to share her thoughts on Reconciliation Australia’s theme for 2021, More than a word. Reconciliation takes action.

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Reaching new heights and independence

26 May 2021

Jas, who lives with Cerebral Palsy, was assisted by the Open Minds team to move into a SDA High Support Needs home. She has access to a hoist and other accessible life-changing features that are improving her quality of life.

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Shedding weight for better physical and mental health

13 May 2021

Michael, age 47 from Townsville, has so far lost a whopping 6kg on his quest to get fit, healthy, and improve his mental health and wellbeing.

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