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Open Minds welcomes new Board members

13 May 2019

The Open Minds Executive Leadership Team and the existing Open Minds Board members met to welcome the new Board members to the organisation, and to provide them with a briefing about Open Minds.

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Gardening for good mental health

03 May 2019

Clients at one of our residential homes in Brisbane were the proud recipients of a $100 dollar donation from Grill'd Local Matters program, to use towards supplies for their communal garden.

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Meet our Team Leader, Support Coordination

02 May 2019

As Team leader of Support Coordination within Open Minds, Linda provides advice and support to the team, as well as looking after new referrals and liaising with clients, family members and other stakeholders to achieve positive outcomes for clients.

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What's on in May

30 Apr 2019

Join in one or some of our fun activities that are taking place throughout May. Designed with our clients in minds, Open Minds is proud to host so many social groups and programs to bring people together in the community and tackle social isolation.

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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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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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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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Kids groups at Open Minds Mental Health Hub

08 Apr 2019

We are now running some exciting groups for kids at the Open Minds Mental Health Hub at Morayfield. Your children can join two groups: “Kids Connect” - working through challenging behaviours and building new skills, or “Understanding Me” – all about understanding emotions and reactions.

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