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Open Minds is a charity designed to help people struggling with mental health issues or other disabilities within the Queensland and New South Wales area. They have been assisting people for over 100 years and are committed to improving the lives of people living with mental illness or disability.
Who They Are
Open Minds is not only one of the plethora of organisations that help people with disabilities, but they are also a National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider. NDIS is a scheme that helps those affected by mental illness or disability choose the specialised supports that they need. This scheme allows service users to choose Open Minds to provide any support that they require. Open Minds operates from 35 locations across Queensland and New South Wales and employs over 400 people to help meet the support care needs for those registered as disabled. They provide support workers to help clients lead a full life, as independently as possible. They believe that the secret to achieving independence for those with disabilities is to ensure that they work closely with them and really listen to their needs. They also endeavour to include close family members or friends who support the disabled person to ensure that the unique needs of each client are met as fully as possible.
Open Minds Services
Open Mind really delivers services that help those struggling with mental illness or disability live as full a life as possible. To do this, they offer services, most of which are available in a number of locations across Queensland and New South Wales that really seek to help clients be the best that they can be. Services that you can expect to be provided include Activities of Daily Living, which can be delivered under the NDIS scheme This involves a team member working alongside a client to give them the skills to help them do more for themselves independently. A service entitled, Being Active in my Community helps support clients to engage with others around them and attend activities that may benefit their health. Counselling is also offered as a positive way to help combat issues relating to mental illness and there are also programmes in place to support specific sectors of the community such as LGBTI or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. There are lots of other services, designed to help too.
Programs and Initiatives
Open Minds have been developing programmes designed to support those living with mental health issues and disabilities since 1912. They often collaborate with other organisations to create programmes that really create better outcomes for their service users. For instance, they work with Partners in Recovery based in Brisbane to deliver cohesive, multi-agency support to those living with complex mental health issues and their families. They also work closely with Community Links in Caboolture (CLIC) to prevent those with mental illnesses being sent into hospital care needlessly and find them community-based support. They also work with Headspace, who provide specialised supports to young people aged between 12 and 25. This organisation ensures that the young have somebody to support them when they are experiencing mental illness. Open Minds work with a number of organisations, all doing great work to fully support anyone suffering from mental illness or disability, helping clients to really build a future for themselves and gain independence.
Stay in Touch with Open Minds
Our locations include Bundaberg, Capalaba, Grafton, Ipswich, Lismore, Logan, Morayfield, Nambour, Redcliffe, Taringa, Toowoomba, Townsville, Tweed Heads and Woolloongabba.
If you are looking to contact a specific location, you can find telephone and address details for our locations here.
Address: 66 Annerley Road,, Woolloongabba, QLD 4120