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Exercise for optimal mental health

19 Aug 2019

Open Minds spoke to Justin Chapman, winner of the 2018 Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards Individual Award category, to find out his views on how exercise is beneficial for our mental health, and why improving our mental health is so important.

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Tips for good youth mental health

12 Aug 2019

More than 75% of mental illnesses develop before a person turns 25, illustrating the importance of managing mental health from a young age. With the International Youth Day (Monday 12th August 2019) theme around “Transforming education”, Open Minds has taken a look at some tips for good youth mental health.

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Open Minds supports five siblings with intellectual disabilities

09 Aug 2019

Townsville mother of seven, Vanetta Masso, has been able to engage National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider, Open Minds to support five of her adult children who all have an intellectual disability.

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Young and passionate about mental health

01 Aug 2019

We spoke to Madison Birtchnell, a mental health community champion and winner of the Youth Award at the 2018 Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards. Madison shares what new initiatives she’s seen recently in the mental health space that have impressed her, and speaks about how her passion for youth mental health first began.

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Living independently after just two months

25 Jul 2019

Two months ago, when Vernon joined the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and chose Open Minds as his service provider, he set himself what he thought would be a long-term goal – to live independently. But to his surprise he managed to achieve this goal within just two months.

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Diabetes and mental health

19 Jul 2019

According to Diabetes Australia, up to 50% of people with diabetes are thought to also have a mental illness such as depression or anxiety. This compares to approximately 20% of the general population who are thought to experience a mental illness at some point in their lives. But what is the link between diabetes and mental illness?

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Understanding Trauma and PTSD

27 Jun 2019

The 27th June 2019 is global PTSD Awareness Day. Understanding what trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder is and how it effects people is the first step towards knowing how to best support people experiencing it.

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Staying mentally well in Morayfield

15 May 2019

If you're feeling overwhelmed or distressed, our qualified professionals can support you to stay mentally well. Our clinicians provide support for people experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, grief or loss, gender or sexual identity issues, self harm or suicidal thoughts, and much more.

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Gardening for good mental health

03 May 2019

Clients at one of our residential homes in Brisbane were the proud recipients of a $100 dollar donation from Grill'd Local Matters program, to use towards supplies for their communal garden.

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Meet our Team Leader, Support Coordination

02 May 2019

As Team leader of Support Coordination within Open Minds, Linda provides advice and support to the team, as well as looking after new referrals and liaising with clients, family members and other stakeholders to achieve positive outcomes for clients.

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Mental Health Support for Veterans

24 Apr 2019

Ryan Dixon is a Psychologist within the Open Minds Mental Health Hub at Morayfield, and uses his own past experiences to work with people from the veteran community. Ryan focuses on supporting them to overcome life’s challenges and meet their goals.

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Tips for managing a crisis this Easter

18 Apr 2019

With the festive season now upon us, it's important to remember that for many people it can be a time of isolation, disappointment, anxiety or stress. Read our tips to understand how to manage a crisis this festive season. 

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