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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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Working collaboratively to change lives

28 Aug 2018

Open Minds has been working together with Endeavour Foundation to improve the life of client, Matt, by enabling him to travel in the car more and lead a more positive future.

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Dress as a farmer day

23 Aug 2018

Summer rains have failed to come for the last 5 years. Last year’s unseasonable winter rains weren’t followed up with summer rains and so it’s now almost 12 months since some farmers got rain. Open Minds is proud to support our Aussie farmers through the drought.

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Pursuing a passion for gaming animation

06 Aug 2018

Since being selected for a highly sought after traineeship in Gaming Animation and Design 17-year-old Dyln’s passion for gaming is becoming a reality. 

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Enabling an artist to follow his dreams

02 Aug 2018

Dennis Riley is a 45-year-old Aboriginal man from Townsville, who the Open Minds CREST team supported to find stable accommodation when he was released from prison, but also to help realise his dream of becoming an artist.

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