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PTSD Assistance dog gives greater independence for Kylie

18 Nov 2019

Kylie, 47, based in Queensland’s Victoria Point, has a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) assistance dog which enables her to access the community and manage triggers.

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Being kind to animals is good for our mental health

13 Nov 2019

Today is World Kindness Day (Wednesday 13 November), so we’ve taken a look at how being kind to animals can benefit our mental health and wellbeing by reducing stress, anxiety and loneliness, and helping us cope with depression.

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Anna’s brighter life with Supported Independent Living in Bundaberg

12 Nov 2019

Since coming to Open Minds and accessing NDIS Supported Independent Living in Bundaberg, Anna’s life has changed for the better. Things weren’t always easy for Anna, but she now has access to the right equipment and right support to enable her to live life to the full.

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Working with horses is proving beneficial for David

08 Nov 2019

David, aged 46 from Redcliffe, has been able to use some of his NDIS funding for therapy with horses. David, who lives with Schizophrenia, has found that working with these majestic animals has decreased the voices he hears and enabled him to focus.

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Make Movember your month for healthcare

06 Nov 2019

Movember is all about focusing on men’s health and stopping men from dying young from cancer, mental illness, and suicide . Here’s how men can make Movember their month for healthcare.

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Mary Gregory guest post – explaining early years mental health

04 Nov 2019

Early years mental health refers to the first 4 years of a child’s life. Read a guest blog post by Mary Gregory, Clinical Psychologist and PhD Candidate, to find out what impact negative experiences during this time can have on a child later in life, and what we can do to set children up for success.

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10 ways for veterans to tackle insomnia

24 Oct 2019

With Veterans Health Week 2019 approaching, Open Minds has taken a look at 10 ways for veterans to tackle insomnia: a sleep disorder whereby people have difficulty falling and/or staying asleep. Veterans can be especially at risk of insomnia due to traumatic experiences or stressful events in their military life.

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Introducing QAMH – sponsor for QLD Mental Health Week Achievement Awards

22 Oct 2019

The Queensland Alliance for Mental Health once again sponsored the Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards for 2019 and donated a cash prize to the winner of the Jeff Cheverton Individual Award, James Hill. Find out more about the Alliance and their mission to be the voice of mental health communities in Queensland.

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Bill praises “lifesaving” supports

17 Oct 2019

Bill, 48 from Ipswich, had a great job as a groundsman before he found himself homeless, without a job, and living in the bush. Open Minds assisted Bill to access a range of supports, like housing and applying for the NDIS, to enable him to get back on his feet.

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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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How mental health affects physical health and vice versa

04 Oct 2019

Ahead of this years’ World Mental Health Day and Queensland Mental Health Week, Open Minds has taken a look at how mental health affects our physical health and vice versa. There’s a clear link between our minds and our bodies, and if one declines, the other can be impacted.

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Focusing on Supported Independent Living

27 Sep 2019

Nick has recently stepped in to the role of Care Leader and has oversight of our Supported Independent Living Services across Metro South. Nick has a focus on growing our accommodation profile to provide additional Supported Independent Living services to our participants.

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