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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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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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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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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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