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How mental health affects physical health and vice versa

04 Oct 2019

Ahead of this years’ World Mental Health Day and Queensland Mental Health Week, Open Minds has taken a look at how mental health affects our physical health and vice versa. There’s a clear link between our minds and our bodies, and if one declines, the other can be impacted.

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Focusing on Supported Independent Living

27 Sep 2019

Nick has recently stepped in to the role of Care Leader and has oversight of our Supported Independent Living Services across Metro South. Nick has a focus on growing our accommodation profile to provide additional Supported Independent Living services to our participants.

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Walking and talking thanks to the NDIS

25 Sep 2019

Robert, 46 from New Farm, QLD, is now able to speak and walk with confidence as a result of NDIS funding and the commitment of his Open Minds Support Workers. Living in Open Minds Supported Independent Living has enabled Rob the independence he needs to lead a fulfilling life.

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Improving the mental health of communities – introducing RANZCP

17 Sep 2019

RANZCP has chosen to sponsor the Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards again for forth year running. With the Awards now less than a month away, find out how RANZCP aims to improve the mental health of communities through high quality psychiatric care, education, leadership and advocacy.

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Supporting people to apply for the NDIS

13 Sep 2019

Meet Grahame, one of our Transition Support Workers helping people to apply for National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) funding as the Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs) program phases out.

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Common myths about Eating disorders

10 Sep 2019

With 9-15 September being Body Image & Eating Disorder Awareness Week, we’ve taken a look at what eating disorders are and what are some common myths. Only by understanding the facts, can we provide the best support to people living with an eating disorder.

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Growing with my employer

05 Sep 2019

Glenn, Area Manager South West, started out five years ago with Open Minds as a Support Worker and now leads a team of 65 people across three offices. Read about Glenn’s story of career progression, and how he shares his knowledge to support his team to excel.

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The history of Open Minds and our connection to Wattle Day

04 Sep 2019

There aren’t many Australian organisations that can claim 100 years of service to their community. Open Minds was founded back in 1912 as the Queensland Wattle Day League, from then until now, Open Minds has always been closely associated with the golden wattle.

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Supporting the Indigenous community

30 Aug 2019

Meet Shaquillah, an Open Minds Support Worker based in Townsville, who is passionate about helping clients to achieve their goals and especially enjoys connecting with Indigenous clients.

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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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A family who smiles together, stays together

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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