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Reflecting on National Reconciliation Week's theme

27 May 2021

Open Minds Lifestyle Planning Administrator, Karen, took some time this week to share her thoughts on Reconciliation Australia’s theme for 2021, More than a word. Reconciliation takes action.

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Reaching new heights and independence

26 May 2021

Jas, who lives with Cerebral Palsy, was assisted by the Open Minds team to move into a SDA High Support Needs home. She has access to a hoist and other accessible life-changing features that are improving her quality of life.

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Shedding weight for better physical and mental health

13 May 2021

Michael, age 47 from Townsville, has so far lost a whopping 6kg on his quest to get fit, healthy, and improve his mental health and wellbeing.

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Island holiday dream comes true under NDIS goals

04 May 2021

Shane, aged 47 from Sunnybank, was able to go on the holiday of his dreams to Tangalooma Island thanks to the NDIS and his Open Minds support workers who were there to support him every step of the way.

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Building a new life after Domestic Violence

29 Apr 2021

Jennifer*, from Logan, has made friendships and reconnected with family members since receiving Open Minds support to leave a long-term abusive relationship.

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Live in total privacy, with 24/7 support at hand

17 Mar 2021

Supporting clients around the clock, whilst they maintain the privacy of living in their own home - welcome to the concierge model!

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10 Key components of Positive Behaviour Support

10 Mar 2021

Learn the 10 key components of positive behaviour support – a framework we use to improve a person’s quality of life when they have challenging behaviour.

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Open Minds Team of the Year 2020

02 Mar 2021

Congratulations to the Open Minds team who worked with complex care client, Andrew*. The team overcame numerous hurdles to help improve his quality of life, and in doing so earned themselves team of the year 2020.

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Supporting young people transition from childhood to adulthood

25 Feb 2021

The transition from childhood to young adult can be challenging, and when people are transitioning out of care at 18 years of age, the challenges can be overwhelming. This is where the Transition Post Care Support Initiative (TPCSI) steps in.

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Open Minds Employee of the Year 2020

11 Feb 2021

Katrine, Reception Manager at the Mental Health Hub at Morayfield, has earned the accolade of Employee of the Year 2020 for going above and beyond to help both clients and her team, whilst showing kindness, resilience and dedication.

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Meet the new Sunshine Coast Team

03 Feb 2021

Have you met the new and expanding Sunshine Coast team? The team, led by Area Manager, Elise Hagger, is ready to take on new clients with mental illness and disabilities to help them live the life they want.

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The importance of friendship

23 Dec 2020

Whilst we may not have been able to see each other face-to-face as often as we wanted in 2020, the importance of friendships has never been more important.  

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