Our latest news


Contract signed for headspace in Pine Rivers

28 Sep 2020

Earlier this year, Brisbane North PHN undertook a competitive tendering process for a new headspace centre in Pine Rivers. We are excited to announce that Open Minds was selected as the lead agency who will be responsible for establishing and operating the new headspace centre.

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Open Minds partners with Doctors on Demand

23 Jul 2020

Open Minds have partnered with Doctors on Demand to provide a private, safe, and secure environment for virtual video consultations with qualified practitioners.

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Congratulations to our competition winner!

30 Aug 2019

We recently ran a competition to subscribe to our newsletter to be in the draw to win a $100 gift card - congratulations to the winner: Alethea Wallace from the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women!

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Open Minds Nambour is moving

27 Aug 2019

The Open Minds Nambour office is moving! But don’t worry, we’re not going far. We’ll be down the road in our new Sunshine Coast office in Maroochydore.

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The connection between homelessness and mental health

05 Aug 2019

With National Homelessness Week 2019 (4th – 10th August) upon us, we have taken a look at the connection between mental illness and homelessness. Living with mental illness can cause an increased risk of homelessness, and living without a home can increase the risk of mental illness.

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Welcome message from our new CEO

01 Aug 2019

Read a welcome message from our new CEO, Paula Mayson, who discusses what she intends to focus on in her new role, and what exciting things there are to come for Open Minds.

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Changes to how Open Minds provides transport

11 Jul 2019

As of the 1st July 2019, Open Minds will no longer be providing transport in Open Minds vehicles to our clients for community access support. Historically, Open Minds was provided with direct government funding enabling us to have a fleet of vehicles to transport clients. With NDIS individual funding, we no longer have access to funding for this fleet.

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PHaMs and PIR to cease

28 Jun 2019

After many years of running the Personal Helpers and Mentors (PHaMs) and Partners in Recovery (PIR) programs, funding is coming to an end and these programs will cease to exist. Here’s what we’re doing at Open Minds to help ensure our clients have access to other forms of support.

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Meet one of our Sunshine Coast Lifestyle Planners

25 Jun 2019

With the NDIS transition on the Sunshine Coast, Rebecca has been instrumental in expanding the Open Minds services to provide Support Workers and other NDIS supports to those who need it all over the Sunshine Coast.

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Open Minds welcomes new CEO

20 Jun 2019

The Board of Open Minds is delighted to announce the appointment of Paula Mayson as the new Chief Executive Officer of Open Minds.

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Open Minds new Acting CEO

18 Apr 2019

We recently said farewell to our CEO, Simon James, who after two years of service has left Open Minds for pastures new. One of our existing leaders, Dr Peter Anderson, is taking on the role of Acting CEO while the Board sources a replacement.

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Consolidating to be bigger and stronger

14 Mar 2019

With over 400 employees, Open Minds is moving towards a more mobile and responsive workforce by combining some of our office locations.

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