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QLD Mental Health Achievement Award winners!

11 Oct 2019

Congratulations to the 10 Award winners of the 2019 Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards – for their incredible work and achievements in mental health.

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Achievement Awards Finalists Announced!

26 Sep 2019

30 finalists for the 2019 Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards have been shortlisted by the judges! Read about their incredible work and achievements in mental health here.

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Deadline extended for QLD Mental Health Week Achievement Awards!

02 Sep 2019

Due to popular demand, the deadline to submit a nomination for the Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards has been extended by one week until Monday 9th September 2019.

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Why nominate for the Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards?

08 Aug 2019

Nominations are pouring in for the Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards, recognising people and organisations who work to improve the lives of those living with mental illness. Watch this short video to see what you have to gain by submitting a nomination.

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New categories for Mental Health Achievement Awards

18 Jul 2019

For 2019, Open Minds has added two new categories to the Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards: the Early Years Award and the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Award.

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Events in Queensland for NAIDOC Week 2019

04 Jul 2019

Voice. Treaty. Truth. This is the theme for  2019 NAIDOC Week 2019, held from 7th - 14th July. With 2019 being celebrated as the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Language, it's time for the 65,000 year old Indigenous voice of Australia to be heard.

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What is Positive Behaviour Support?

01 Jul 2019

Positive behaviour support is a way of working with people with mental illness and disabilities to improve their life with positive strategies and by addressing challenging behaviours.

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The importance of good infant mental health – the early years

14 Jun 2019

This week is Infant Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, a time to focus on the importance of the connection between caregivers and infants under 3 years old. We’ve spoken to experts within the Morayfield Health Hub to find out why the bond between infants and their caregivers is so important for future mental health.

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Men’s health week – how Open Minders stay mentally well

14 Jun 2019

Due to the health status of men being generally lower than females, the spotlight this week is on the health of our Australian men for Men’s Health Week 2019. As mental health is a key part of a man’s overall health and wellbeing, we spoke to a few men at the Open Minds Woolloongabba head office to find out how they stay mentally well.

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Easy Read documents to understand the NDIS

12 Jun 2019

Open Minds is delighted to share the NDIS easy read documents, to help people living with mental illnesses, acquired brain injury, and intellectual disabilities to understand information in an easy to read way.

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Living the life I want on the stage

05 Jun 2019

Alison, aged 21 and based in Redcliffe, has found her passion for acting in comedy plays with the support of Open Minds.

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Coastal Supports mental health support now available

27 May 2019

Open Minds has launched a new program on the Sunshine Coast and in Gympie - Coastal Supports NPS (National Psychosocial Supports) - for those living with mental illness who are not eligible for NDIS funding.

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