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Dream of a new scooter becomes a reality thanks to the NDIS

22 Dec 2021

Amanda, a client of Open Minds, recently bought the scooter of her dreams thanks to the NDIS, enabling her to be more independent and confident.

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10 tips to cope with loneliness during the holidays

13 Dec 2021

If you’re spending Christmas alone or missing loved ones, it’s really important to keep yourself mentally healthy. Here are our top 10 tips to cope with loneliness during the holidays.

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Client with acquired brain injury wins family trampoline

07 Dec 2021

Danielle, a client of Open Minds with an acquired brain injury, recently won the Open Minds 2021 Vuly Trampoline competition and will be sharing her prize with her family.

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Connection to Country at work. Indigenous Support Worker gifts artwork to his workplace

16 Nov 2021

Thomas, Support Worker in Lismore, has painted indigenous artwork for display in our NSW offices, to depict the aboriginal land where our clients and staff live.

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How art can benefit your mental health

27 Oct 2021

This guest blog post is written by Mikarla Teague, Creative Arts Therapist, and it explores the mental health and wellbeing benefits that art can have on us all.

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What is Supported Independent Living concierge model of service?

28 Sep 2021

The SIL concierge model of service allows a group of clients to live in the privacy of their own Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) modern apartment. Each client contributes a portion of their SIL funding to have an Open Minds Support Worker live on-site

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Welcoming Jacenta, our newest Behaviour Support Practitioner at Open Minds

11 Aug 2021

Jacenta has recently joined the team at Open Minds as a Behaviour Support Practitioner, covering the Brisbane and Sunshine Coast areas. The team is expanding and has capacity to take on new clients who have Improved Relationships outlined in their NDIS plans.

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Impacts of COVID-19 on mental health

10 Aug 2021

As millions of Australians are dealing with lockdowns due to recent spikes in cases of COVID-19, what is the impact on their mental health?

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Taking steps in the right direction with support from Open Minds youth program

06 Aug 2021

B.J., 18 years old from Logan, is kicking goals and staying out of trouble thanks to the support he receives from Open Minds Youth Bloom Transition Services.

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My Wattle Day - Celebrating Australia, its people, and the roots of Open Minds

03 Aug 2021

National Wattle Day is celebrated on 1st September each year, it’s a growing celebration for Australia and our people. Learn how you can get involved with Wattle Day this year, and find out how Open Minds started it’s 100 year history as the Queensland Wattle Day League.

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Your pathway to Specialist Disability Accommodation and Supported Independent Living

21 Jul 2021

Open Minds has partnered with Adapt Housing to offer clients a range of Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) housing with Supported Independent Living (SIL). Here's a run-down of what SDA and SIL mean, and the pathway to get funding for that dream-home!

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Supporting cultural heritage this NAIDOC Week

08 Jul 2021

Gerard, aged 39 years from Townsville, loves celebrating his Aboriginal heritage during NAIDOC Week by attending the NAIDOC March followed by the dance celebrations at the NAIDOC Deadly Day Out.

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