Our latest news


Changes to how Open Minds provides transport

11 Jul 2019

As of the 1st July 2019, Open Minds will no longer be providing transport in Open Minds vehicles to our clients for community access support. Historically, Open Minds was provided with direct government funding enabling us to have a fleet of vehicles to transport clients. With NDIS individual funding, we no longer have access to funding for this fleet.

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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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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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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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Consolidating to be bigger and stronger

14 Mar 2019

With over 400 employees, Open Minds is moving towards a more mobile and responsive workforce by combining some of our office locations.

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NDIS: The Melting Pot a success!

28 Feb 2019

Open Minds hosted a successful NDIS event with guest speaker Lucy Brogden, National Mental Health Commission, and expert panel members, debating how the NDIS market is functioning, views across the sector, and how providers should move forward.

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Congratulations to the winners of QLD Mental Health Week Achievement Awards

15 Oct 2018

It’s their time to shine! Congratulations to the winners of Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards.

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Congratulations to the 2018 QLD Mental Health Week Achievement finalists

28 Sep 2018

It’s their time to shine! Congratulations to the 30 finalists for the 2018 Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards.

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NDIS new participant booklets

12 Sep 2018

In a bid to help people clearly understand and navigate the NDIS, new booklets have been developed.

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Psychology and counselling services now available

03 Sep 2018

The doors are officially open to the Open Minds Mental Health Hub at Morayfield, where clients can access psychology and counselling services.

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Achievement Awards - meet the 2017 winners and finalists

30 Aug 2018

With the 2018 Queensland Mental Health Week Achievement Awards nearly upon us, and the nominations pouring in, here's a refresh of our winners and finalists from 2017!

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