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Living his best life thanks to the support of Open Minds and the NDIS

11 Feb 2020

Nathan, through the help of his Open Minds Transition Support Worker, Grahame, has been able to live his best life thanks to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Through the support of Open Minds, transitioning onto the NDIS has seen Nathan go to the movies, music concerts, take up dancing and he is now working towards his goal of moving out of home.

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Parenting Programs at Morayfield Health Hub

11 Feb 2020

Having a positive parent-child relationship can set the path for a child’s success in school and in life. Parents are the most valuable partners for supporting the development and mental well-being of our children.

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5 positive effects music has on your mental health

10 Feb 2020

Music is a powerful thing. Aside from its entertainment value, listening to music is known to have incredible positive effects to our brain. More specifically, music can change the way we act, feel and think. So, how does this factor into managing our mental health?

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5 tips on how to start an open dialogue about mental health

04 Feb 2020

When you’re not feeling your best, it’s very tough to talk about how you feel. The unusual or uncomfortable feelings are normal. We’ve provided some tips to help you approach someone when discussing mental health, and when someone approaches you.

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The signs your child may need mental health support

04 Feb 2020

Open Minds, via our headspace centres in Taringa and Redcliffe, support young people aged 12 to 25 going through a tough time by providing free or low-cost supports in the areas of mental health, physical and sexual health, educational and vocational counselling and alcohol and other drug support.

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The effects of name-calling on youth mental health

22 Jan 2020

Bullying is incredibly prevalent amongst youths in Australia. The link between bullying and mental health issues is also on the rise. In support of No Name-Calling Week, we understand this connection and outline some tips to better manage youth mental health.

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Guide to Queensland’s top accessible beaches

03 Jan 2020

Having a disability can make it difficult to access the beach. Whether you’re frail, unsteady, or using a wheelchair, soft sand can present a challenge. Read our guide below to learn about some of Queensland’s top accessible beaches that to allow you to get out and about and enjoy the summer, with or without a disability.

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How to set and achieve your goals in 2020

19 Dec 2019

As a New Year rolls around, what better time to look forward, analyse what’s ahead and set goals. Becoming more focussed on you and setting personal goals is an important exercise to better your mental health. Here are some important tips for goal setting for 2020.

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Getting back to work while living with a mental illness

17 Dec 2019

Amanda, from Townsville, who has mental illness, has recently completed a Certificate III in Business Administration and is on track is to re-enter the workforce.

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Why travelling can positively affect your mental health

10 Dec 2019

New research suggests the act of travelling is found to have positive affects on mental health. With Christmas and New Year’s around the corner and plenty of public holidays on the calendar, we discover the link between taking time off and the benefits to your mental health.

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Reconnecting with the community

01 Dec 2019

Being a NDIS participant and client of Open Minds, means Michelle can now be more independent and live a more confident life as she pursues her future goals. Prior to the NDIS, the 54-year-old Chermside resident, who has schizophrenia, experienced paranoia and led a relatively isolated life, trying to manage her condition.

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Award winning Open Minds employee gives hope to clients with mental illness

28 Nov 2019

Stephen has overcome numerous obstacles, including his own lived experience of mental illness and disability, unemployment, and cancer. Stephen went on to win a Mental Health Award and now uses his experiences to work as a Support Worker at Open Minds, inspiring hope in our clients.

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