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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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What's on in April

27 Mar 2019

There are so many fun activities taking place in April for our clients! Open Minds is proud to host so many fun and social groups and programs to bring people together in the community and tackle social isolation.

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Living with Borderline Personality Disorder and Aspergers

26 Mar 2019

Jennifer has lived with mental illness for nearly 20 years, and with the support of the Open Minds chime program, lives a positive and hope-filled life.

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The importance of a culturally aware workforce

21 Mar 2019

We spoke to our new Indigenous Engagement Officer, Yvette, for Close the Gap Day 2019, to find out why it’s important to have a culturally aware workforce.

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Harmony Week, World Down Syndrome Day, and Close the Gap Day

18 Mar 2019

This week Open Minds is celebrating several important dates on the calendar: Harmony Week, World Down Syndrome Day, and Close the Gap Day. Have a look at events taking place across Queensland and join in the celebrations.

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What is Support Coordination?

18 Mar 2019

Support Coordination is an NDIS funded Support, designed to assist you to make sure you get the most out of your NDIS funding package. Support Coordinators work together with you to explore what options are open to you

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