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Helping a wheelchair using client during the Townsville floods

14 Feb 2019

Employees at Open Minds rallied to help a client who uses a wheelchair.  The client, like many in the Townsville Community, has lost everything due to the Townsville floods. Staff cleaned up her house, saved her wheelchair from being destroyed by flood water, and provided support to access vital supplies.

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Transitioning to adult life and Supported Independent Living

05 Feb 2019

Open Minds supported Trevor, a young adult in Toowoomba, to find his first home in Supported Independent Living accommodation.

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Back on the road again with CREST support

25 Jan 2019

With the support of CREST (Community Re-Entry Services Team) in Townsville, Phillip was able to turn his life around after prison, regain his driver license, and shift his mindset from negative to positive.

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Learning to speak again after a brain injury

09 Jan 2019

Don, aged 67, acquired a brain injury 15 years ago, rendering him unable to speak. With the support of Open Minds, Don has made great progress on his recovery journey and is now able to speak again.

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Working with people, not computers

14 Dec 2018

Meet Roger, a Senior Support Worker for Open Minds based at Stones Corner in Brisbane, responsible for supporting clients to transition through the NDIS and support them to achieve their goals.

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Tips for managing a crisis this festive season

13 Dec 2018

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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Cleo makes a splash at the Gold Coast

11 Dec 2018

Cleo, aged 19 and based in Redcliffe, was able to fulfil her dream of having a day out to the Gold Coast, with the help of Open Minds and the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

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Meet one of our Complex Support Specialists

08 Nov 2018

Sarah Lysaught, Complex Support Specialist at Open Minds, is responsible for developing positive behaviour support plans which outline the agreed way to best support a client to improve their quality of life.

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Living with an acquired brain injury

06 Nov 2018

Open Minds worked to improve the life of a client with complex care needs through positive behaviour support

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How to get help this Mental Health Week

05 Oct 2018

How to get help this Queensland Mental Health Week: tips from our Psychologist at the Open Minds Mental Health Hub at Morayfield

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Sam Kilby – driving success for headspace Taringa

20 Sep 2018

Sam, Clinical Lead at the Open Minds headspace Taringa centre, has been instrumental in updating the Clinical and Operational Manual, an important document that was required in order for the centre to achieve full certification

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Using a Lived Experience to pay it forward

20 Sep 2018

With the support of Open Minds and some true grit and determination, Natasha worked through her recovery journey and now empowers other people through their own mental illnesses recovery journeys.

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