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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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The importance of a culturally aware workforce

21 Mar 2019

We spoke to our new Indigenous Engagement Officer, Yvette, for Close the Gap Day 2019, to find out why it’s important to have a culturally aware workforce.

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Harmony Week, World Down Syndrome Day, and Close the Gap Day

18 Mar 2019

This week Open Minds is celebrating several important dates on the calendar: Harmony Week, World Down Syndrome Day, and Close the Gap Day. Have a look at events taking place across Queensland and join in the celebrations.

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What is Support Coordination?

18 Mar 2019

Support Coordination is an NDIS funded Support, designed to assist you to make sure you get the most out of your NDIS funding package. Support Coordinators work together with you to explore what options are open to you

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A blanket of hope and recovery

04 Mar 2019

Margaret, aged 62, lost everything in the Lismore floods in March 2017, but with the support of Open Minds and her ‘Recovery Blanket of Hope’, she’s back on her feet and thriving better than ever in her new home.

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