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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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Finding Support Workers who connect with my daughter

17 Apr 2019

“Open Minds has made an enormous difference to both my life and my daughter’s life. The support they provide her with is just amazing.” – Gemma*, Mother of Open Minds Client, Hannah*.

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What is Supported Independent Living?

16 Apr 2019

Supported Independent Living (SIL) is when people with mental illnesses and disabilities receive support, usually 24/7, to help each person live as independently as possible. This can sometimes be a group of people sharing a home together, or one person receiving support in their own home.

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Why playing a musical instrument is good for your mind

15 Apr 2019

Open Minds runs a weekly music group at the Wynnum Bandstand, where anyone experiencing mental illness is welcome to get up on stage and perform. Here’s why playing a musical instrument is good for your mind.

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Brain injury - the last thing you think about until it’s the only thing you think about

10 Apr 2019

Jaq, aged 33, acquired a brain injury after a road accident in 2004. With the support of Open Minds and his family and friends, Jaq has found acceptance as a transgender male and continues to work towards his goals.

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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder and Aspergers

26 Mar 2019

Jennifer has lived with mental illness for nearly 20 years, and with the support of the Open Minds chime program, lives a positive and hope-filled life.

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Supporting clients to embrace difference

25 Mar 2019

Conner has worked at Open Minds as an NDIS Support Worker for over a year, and is proud to make himself look as different as possible to help clients feel at ease.

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