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Remain in the present to improve the future

11 Aug 2020

Our minds never stop working. Sometimes they can run on overdrive and affect our emotions, whether that’s happiness, stress, fear or sadness. Overthinking or allowing your mind to circle these negative thoughts can develop bad mental states, which is why it’s important to practice mindfulness.

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Five kind things to do to give yourself an instant mental health boost

23 Jul 2020

In times such as these, it is important to look after ones mental, as well as physical health, and there is nothing better than acts of kindness to give yourself an instant mental health boost. Many say, that a small act of kindness, can go a long way – not only in doing good for others, but giving value and worth to our own lives, thrown into chaos through the current pandemic crisis.

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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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Strong social connections, better mental health

14 Jul 2020

The ability to stay connected during COVID-19 has been anything but easy. Our perseverance to retain strong connections with family, friends and colleagues has allowed us to push through. But how do we return to normal with the delayed easing of social restrictions?

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A helping hand at a time of crisis

13 Jul 2020

A helping hand at a time of crisis providing hand sanitizer to those who need it most during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

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Meet one of our Specialist Support Coordinators

17 Jun 2020

Olivia is a Specialist Support Coordinator with Open Minds—assisting clients to find the best support for their unique needs. As a Specialist Support Coordinator, Olivia’s role differs slightly from a Support Coordinator; she works with people who have additional or complex needs in their situation.

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Is your child suffering from pandemic-induced back to school anxiety?

27 May 2020

With many children starting to return to school following remote learning initiatives around Australia, you may start to see pandemic-induced anxiety begin to develop in children and teenagers. This phenomenon can present in different symptoms than you would normally see in adults, who can also suffer from pandemic-induced anxiety.

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Four steps to gain control of your mental health

26 May 2020

For the past three months, things seemed to be entirely out of control. When the world around you might not be in the best shape, it’s a chance for you to regain control of your own mental health and wellbeing.

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The small gestures of being kind to yourself and others go a long way

22 May 2020

The COVID-19 fatigue has set in. While Australia is most likely through the thick of the pandemic, there’s still a lot of negativity going around. Now is your chance to make someone’s day by being kind to them and, in turn, yourself.

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The key to staying hopeful during COVID-19

12 May 2020

Australia is easing out of social restrictions from COVID-19. While this means people can start returning to work and retail can open its doors again, it also allows us to remain ever hopeful for our future. It means not letting our guard down but remaining positive and vigilant.

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Tips on how to fight pandemic-induced anxiety and get a good night’s sleep

07 May 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting people in different ways with many experiencing sleepless nights, owing to pandemic-induced anxiety, that appears just as your about to nod off.

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Minding your mind during COVID-19

29 Apr 2020

It’s a challenge keeping physically healthy during these tough times, but staying mentally strong can be even more difficult. Observing, acknowledging and taking control of our emotions is a powerful step in creating an active mental balance and overall calmness. 

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