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A daily cup of wellness for Donna

09 Aug 2022

Open Minds client of 17 years, Donna, has found an efficient way to incorporate multiple elements of wellness into her routine with one simple act: a daily walk for her daily coffee. 

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A rainbow of self-portraits now on display at Open Minds, Indooroopilly

02 Aug 2022

Open Minds welcomes the Queensland Government’s recent budget announcement that pledges $1.645 billion over five years for mental health services, which will be funded by a new mental health levy to commence from 1 January 2023.

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More than just a name: Honouring the memory of those behind our named QMHWA Awards

26 Jul 2022

Many extraordinary people and organisations have been recognised for their important work to improve mental health in Queensland since the Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards (QMHWAA) were established 26 years ago.

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Queensland’s 2022-23 budget is a step in the right direction for mental health

26 Jul 2022

Open Minds welcomes the Queensland Government’s recent budget announcement that pledges $1.645 billion over five years for mental health services, which will be funded by a new mental health levy to commence from 1 January 2023.

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Self-care is more than just a buzzword

20 Jul 2022

24 July marks the International Self-Care Day. But what does self-care mean? It may have become a buzzword in recent years and confused with luxuries like spa days, but the reality is that self-care is activities and choices that preserve and maintain your physical, emotional and mental health.

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Nominate now for the Queensland Mental Health awards!

04 Jul 2022

Open Minds have opened nominations for the annual Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards (QMHWAA), with $4,500 available in prize money. The Awards, now in their 26th year, recognise and celebrate the achievements of those working to reduce stigma and empower those living with mental illnesses.

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Horse riding gives Hayley the gift of peace and connection

29 Jun 2022

Open Minds client, Hayley, has always been an animal lover but it wasn’t until recently that she discovered the magic of horse riding at Trevena Glen Farm located in Samsonvale, Queensland.

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A life changing decision that brought great reward

27 Jun 2022

Tricia, an Open Minds’ North Region Care Leader can proudly declare that she fortuitously found her calling overseeing Supported Independent Living apartments as part of a state-funded housing program.

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Open Minds: 110 years in the making

27 Jun 2022

What does Australia’s vivid national flower, the Golden Wattle, have to do with Open Minds? The two have a strong and longstanding affinity that you may not be aware of, with Open Minds beginning as the Queensland Wattle Day League in Brisbane in 1912.

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Five Ways Yoga Can Improve Your Mental Health

20 Jun 2022

Today, on the International Day of Yoga, we look at five ways this ancient practice can enhance your mental health.

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Celebrate Pride Month This June

13 Jun 2022

June marks an important celebration of the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer community – Pride Month.

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Paul’s vibrant new hobby adds colour to his life

07 Jun 2022

Paul has been an Open Minds client for over five years and recently expanded his community participation to include a fortnightly art group.

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