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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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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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Understanding Trauma and PTSD

27 Jun 2019

The 27th June 2019 is global PTSD Awareness Day. Understanding what trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder is and how it effects people is the first step towards knowing how to best support people experiencing it.

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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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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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National Reconciliation Week events 2019

24 May 2019

National Reconciliation Week commemorates two milestones: the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision. Find out what events are taking place in your local area to celebrate National Reconciliation Week between 27 May - 3 June 2019.

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DJ Davy D mixes his way to recovery

22 May 2019

David, known as DJ Davy D, has been getting back into doing what he loves most: mixing music and playing the keyboard, with the support of Open Minds.

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