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Lifestyle planners are an integral part of the NDIS process at Open Minds, but do you really know what a Lifestyle Planner actually does?

10 Nov 2020

Jo an employee of Open Minds since 2015, has been a Lifestyle Planner since 2018. Jo has always known that she wanted to do something that helped others, but it wasn’t until she began studying nursing that she realised that it was actually her passion.

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Re-evaluating and setting post-pandemic resolutions

30 Oct 2020

The ongoing pandemic has, on a whole been a rather trying time for all, and after a rather tough start to 2020, Australians are probably wanting to restart the year. 

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Rediscovering yourself post COVID-19

27 Oct 2020

The ongoing global pandemic has forced a lot of us to pause, and spend countless hours and days at home, alone and possibly without physical contact.

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Social Media and your Mental Health

20 Oct 2020

While many of us enjoy staying connected on social media, excessive use can fuel feelings of anxiety, depression, and isolation. Here’s how to modify your habits and improve your mood.

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Dealing with Loneliness and Shyness

14 Oct 2020

As humans, we’re meant to be social creatures. Having friends makes us happier and healthier—in fact, being socially connected is said to be the key to our mental and emotional health.

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Tips for attaining and maintaining good Mental Health, this World Mental Health Week

13 Oct 2020

How to attain and maintain good mental health: tips from our Senior Clinician / Clinical Psychologist at the Open Minds Mental Health Hub at Morayfield.

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A collaborative effort of support to achieve independence

28 Sep 2020

Jo-Anne, a Support Coordination client of Open Minds, has been supported to transition from Residential Aged Care into a Specialised Disability Accommodation (SDA) Home with Supported Independent Living supports. ​​​​​​​

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Open Minds and Summer Housing – providing a supported oasis for people with a disability, who want what all of us want, freedom to be independent

07 Sep 2020

Open Minds are proud to be offering its first of many concierge models of housing for people with a disability, situated in a state-of-the-art building in Bowen Hills.

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Putting the spotlight on Mental Health during an uncertain time

24 Aug 2020

The ongoing pandemic crisis has put a spotlight on mental health, as many people, who may not have experienced mental health issues are now facing them head-on.

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Re-evaluating and setting post-pandemic resolutions

24 Aug 2020

The ongoing pandemic has, on a whole been a rather trying time for all, and after a rather tough start to 2020, Australians are probably wanting to restart the year. With many states still facing ongoing restrictions, now is a great time to rethink those resolutions you set at the start of the year.

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Remain in the present to improve the future

11 Aug 2020

Our minds never stop working. Sometimes they can run on overdrive and affect our emotions, whether that’s happiness, stress, fear or sadness. Overthinking or allowing your mind to circle these negative thoughts can develop bad mental states, which is why it’s important to practice mindfulness.

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Five kind things to do to give yourself an instant mental health boost

23 Jul 2020

In times such as these, it is important to look after ones mental, as well as physical health, and there is nothing better than acts of kindness to give yourself an instant mental health boost. Many say, that a small act of kindness, can go a long way – not only in doing good for others, but giving value and worth to our own lives, thrown into chaos through the current pandemic crisis.

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