Annual Information Statement 2013

Legal Name
Open Minds Australia Limited

Section A: Charity Information

Charity has a financial year ending 30 June
Financial year ends
Information Unavailable
Charity size
Purposes of charity
  • The relief of poverty, sickness or the needs of the aged
  • Other: Open Minds works with people to enhance mental health and wellbeing. We offer a range of programs and tailored support services focused on the individual needs of each person we support. This includes Lifestyle, Living, Employment and Health streams. We are committed to working alongside individuals and focusing on their strengths to enable individual achievement and recovery.
Basic Religious Charity
Charity is part of an approved ACNC reporting group

Section B: Activities

Activities in the 2013 reporting period
Main activity
Mental health and crisis intervention
General activities
  • Employment and training
  • Housing activities
  • Mental health and crisis intervention
  • Other recreation and social club activity
Description of charity’s activities and outcomes
This year, Open Minds has embarked on significant development in order to ensure we continue to deliver quality services to meet the needs of the communities we serve. We implemented enhancements to our service delivery model to ensure a consistent person centred approach. Further, we wanted to ensure our practice reflected and supported the Recovery Journey of the people we support. This process included training all staff in a comprehensive Recovery Oriented Service Model. We undertook a comprehensive review of our vision, purpose and values and developed a new set of strategic priorities and goals to ensure Open Minds is positioned to respond to changes in the future.We have been improving our information systems with the implementation of a new risk management system and client information system.As our employment services experienced growth, Open Minds expanded with a new office opening at Stones Corner and new expanded offices in Ipswich and Caboolture. As part of our new strategic focus we have continued to build on our existing relationships within our sector. Open Minds joined Partners in Recovery as a consortium partner within the Metro North and the West Moreton and Oxley. Another key achievement has been our partnership with headspace.Open Minds also co-ordinated activities for Mental Health week in Queensland and organised the Mental Health Week Achievement Awards.
Changing or introducing activities in the next reporting period
Beneficiaries helped by charity’s activities in the 2013 reporting period
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Elderly people
  • Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or intersex persons
  • General community within Australia
  • Mental health and crisis intervention
  • People at risk of homelessness/The homeless
  • People with disabilities
  • Unemployed persons
  • Women
  • Young people

Section C: Resources and operating locations

Estimated number of unpaid volunteers who worked for the charity during the 2013 reporting period
  • Full time employees: 98
  • Part time employees: 139
  • Volunteers: 8
Where the charity operated during the 2013 reporting period

Section D: Reporting and regulatory obligations (This section is optional)

State or territory charity had non-corporate reporting obligations to
Approximate hours spent reporting by paid staff
Approximate hours spent reporting by unpaid volunteers
Total hours spent reporting

Section E: Financial information provided voluntarily

2013 Financial report
Note: If you want to see the financial report or annual report that this charity has submitted, go back to Financials & Documents.