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Meet one of our Specialist Support Coordinators

17 Jun 2020

Olivia is a Specialist Support Coordinator with Open Minds—assisting clients to find the best support for their unique needs. As a Specialist Support Coordinator, Olivia’s role differs slightly from a Support Coordinator; she works with people who have additional or complex needs in their situation.

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Is your child suffering from pandemic-induced back to school anxiety?

27 May 2020

With many children starting to return to school following remote learning initiatives around Australia, you may start to see pandemic-induced anxiety begin to develop in children and teenagers. This phenomenon can present in different symptoms than you would normally see in adults, who can also suffer from pandemic-induced anxiety.

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Four steps to gain control of your mental health

26 May 2020

For the past three months, things seemed to be entirely out of control. When the world around you might not be in the best shape, it’s a chance for you to regain control of your own mental health and wellbeing.

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The small gestures of being kind to yourself and others go a long way

22 May 2020

The COVID-19 fatigue has set in. While Australia is most likely through the thick of the pandemic, there’s still a lot of negativity going around. Now is your chance to make someone’s day by being kind to them and, in turn, yourself.

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The key to staying hopeful during COVID-19

12 May 2020

Australia is easing out of social restrictions from COVID-19. While this means people can start returning to work and retail can open its doors again, it also allows us to remain ever hopeful for our future. It means not letting our guard down but remaining positive and vigilant.

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Tips on how to fight pandemic-induced anxiety and get a good night’s sleep

07 May 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting people in different ways with many experiencing sleepless nights, owing to pandemic-induced anxiety, that appears just as your about to nod off.

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Minding your mind during COVID-19

29 Apr 2020

It’s a challenge keeping physically healthy during these tough times, but staying mentally strong can be even more difficult. Observing, acknowledging and taking control of our emotions is a powerful step in creating an active mental balance and overall calmness. 

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Working from home – tips for a creative workspace

20 Apr 2020

With many people now working from home, it's important to create a working environment that supports your holistic wellbeing, while energising your engagement, productivity and satisfaction.

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Arm chair travel – how to visit museums and art galleries around the world from the comfort of your own home

20 Apr 2020

Whilst we are all practicing physical distancing, and staying at home as much as possible, some of the world's most popular museums and art galleries are opening their (virtual) doors for us all to enjoy.

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Six ways to keep motivated during the COVID-19 pandemic

16 Apr 2020

As we are all practicing social distancing measures, and most of us are home-based, you may feel like life has suddenly turned upside down and your motivation is at an all-time low. Well, you are not alone!

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5 unique ways to stay connected during COVID-19

09 Apr 2020

Social distancing and isolation are normal practices due to the global situation of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). In order to keep our mental health and overall wellness in good check, we must adapt to new ways of staying connected. Here are some unique digital options to try out.

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Being mindful of mindless scrolling

31 Mar 2020

With the current global situation of COVID-19 (coronavirus), a 24-hour news cycle has emerged. During these times, your wellness and mental health should be your number one priority, so we’ve written some digital detox tips to help scale back the scrolling.

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