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Important NDIS update

Important NDIS update

26th February 2021

The temporary COVID-19 measures around support coordination introduced by the NDIA in March last year will end on 28 February 2021. If you temporarily accessed support coordination during this time an...

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selectability celebrates official opening of Rockhampton Mental Health Hub

selectability celebrates official opening of Rockhampton Mental Health Hub

24th February 2021

Rockhampton residents can now access a range of vital mental wellbeing services as leading provider selectability today officially opens the doors to its Mental Health Hub.  As one of the first o...

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Yasi - locals tell their stories 10 years on

Yasi - locals tell their stories 10 years on

3rd February 2021

Ten years after Yasi devastated the North Queensland coast, locals tell their stories of resilience and hope as part of a collaborative project aimed at assisting others experiencing similar adversity...

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Mental Health Hub brings Nathan out of his shell

Mental Health Hub brings Nathan out of his shell

29th January 2021

If asked not long ago, his friends would have described Nathan as a shy and reserved person - he even referred to himself as ‘stuck in a shell’, with his emotions all over the place and li...

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Welcome to our new GM Townsville

Welcome to our new GM Townsville

18th January 2021

selectability's team leader support coordination (Townsville), Sally Bawden today commenced as the new General Manager, Townsville. Sally has been with selectability for four years. Starting as an LSW...

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The Hub takes drumming to the community

The Hub takes drumming to the community

17th December 2020

Participants from the Townsville Drop in Centre came together to enjoy the healing benefits of drumming at the Mental Health Hub’s recent Rhythm to Recovery drumming circle outreach activity. Th...

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Holiday self-care

Holiday self-care

14th December 2020

It has been a very different year for us all. With the COVID-19 pandemic all of us have lived through a time of great uncertainty. Many of us have faced the unpredictable and even though most of the c...

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selectability launches campaign to fill 100 jobs in 100 days

selectability launches campaign to fill 100 jobs in 100 days

29th October 2020

Queensland’s Medium Employer of the Year’s campaign to boost local employment with 100 new jobs in 100 days   Previously out of work retail worker Jack has welcomed the recent launch ...

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selectwellbeing: Lana's triumph

selectwellbeing: Lana's triumph

28th October 2020

From group participant to peer support worker. Lana’s selectwellbeing story is one of triumph and transformation. Lana was living a fulfilling life working as a veterinary nurse until things to...

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Training innovation earns selectability Medium Employer of the Year award

Training innovation earns selectability Medium Employer of the Year award

18th September 2020

Leading mental wellbeing and suicide prevention organisation selectability, was today announced as the State’s medium employer of the year at the Queensland Training Awards online ceremony. The ...

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Community unites to chalk about mental health

Community unites to chalk about mental health

3rd September 2020

Townsville’s key mental wellbeing and suicide prevention advocate organisations are joining forces to get the community ‘chalking’ about mental health. Hit The Streets: Let’s C...

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Community grant to bring Mackay bike initiative to life!

Community grant to bring Mackay bike initiative to life!

17th August 2020

Above: L-R Nick Bennet and Frances Easton (The Mackay Community Foundation) with Chris Attard (selectability) Thanks to a recent grant from the Mackay Community Foundation, selectability’s Macka...

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Something for every taste at the Mental Health Hub

Something for every taste at the Mental Health Hub

21st July 2020

Cooking, gardening and art are just some of the activities on the program at the Townsville Mental Health Hub … and according to Care Navigator Melissa Rake, this is expanding rapidly! Melissa ...

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Pandemic inspires deeper mental wellbeing connection

Pandemic inspires deeper mental wellbeing connection

9th July 2020

Ben's story...

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Physical Distancing v Social Distancing -our mental wellbeing response

Physical Distancing v Social Distancing -our mental wellbeing response

25th March 2020

Physical Distancing v Social Distancing A mental wellbeing discussion amid the COVID-19 crisis....

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NDIS Price Guide Update - changes to the way you can manage transport

2nd March 2020

In summary: The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has introduced changes that allow you to use your funds more flexibly for transport From 1 March, you will be able to use your core supports for activity-based transport From 9 March (your next roster), selectability will be applying ...

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selectability to undertake NDIS accrediation audit - you're invited to participate

29th October 2019

selectability is about to undertake an NDIS accreditation audit With the Human Services Quality Standards (HSQS) and the National Standards for Mental Health Services (NSMHS) audits successfully completed, selectability is about to undergo the certification process for accreditation under the NDIS P...

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 Recovery Continues as Summer Reflects More Change

Recovery Continues as Summer Reflects More Change

23rd October 2019

FLOOD RECOVERY CONTINUES  Re-building Our Mental Wellbeing  We're being reminded to check in on our friends, family and neighbours impacted by February's flood because some may be only start...

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Regional Queensland Expansion Plan - Mackay Milestone

Regional Queensland Expansion Plan - Mackay Milestone

2nd October 2019

Helping more people at heart of expansion plan...

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From Miner to Support Worker - David's NDIS career change

From Miner to Support Worker - David's NDIS career change

5th September 2019

After three decades in mining, David now has a new career fulfilling his desire to help others....

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Consumer goal busting with the Mount Isa men's group

30th July 2019

Before attending selectabiity Mount Isa’s Men’s Group, the thought of speaking openly in front of a crowd was something that would J would have never contemplated – in fact he barely ever spoke more than a few words. Fast forward to today J is an effective and open communicator wh...

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selectability is about to undertake two accreditation audits

22nd May 2019

selectability is accredited under the Human Services Quality Standards (HSQS).  All service providers accredited under the HSQS are required to undertake regular audits to ensure they are complying with the standards.   In addition, as part of our quality program, selectability is app...

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selectability shares insights on NDIS transition at remote forum

9th May 2019

Early engagement, co-design and community partnership were just some of the insights selectability shared about transitioning to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) at a recent provider forum in Alice Springs. The forum, run by the Department of Social Services, focused on the challenges...

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Thinking outside the square to get the most out of NDIS plans

Thinking outside the square to get the most out of NDIS plans

10th April 2019

As one of the first organisations in Queensland to transition to NDIS, selectability has already helped hundreds of North Queenslanders access and implement an NDIS plan of their choice. Key to select...

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Candidates come together for discussion on mental health and suicide

10th March 2019

Candidates come together for discussion on suicide and mental health Suicide prevention and mental wellbeing was in the spotlight as a panel of candidates for the Federal seat of Herbert came together on Thursday 7 March. Current Labour member for Herbert, Cathy O’Toole MP, LNP’s Phillip...

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selectability consumer goal busting!

10th February 2019

selectability consumer Patrick Woodley has worked hard to overcome his challenges to realise his dream of returning home to Mount Isa. Patrick had been accessing support services only available in Townsville. Over the last couple of years selectability LSW John Matheson has supported Patrick to set ...

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Art exhibition helps to break the stigma of mental illness

2nd October 2018

Art exhibition helps to break the stigma of mental illness  The sculptures, installations, paintings, sketches and photography of around 70 local artists, all vying for the $3000 prize money, will be showcased at the selectability Now You See Me art exhibition which opens to the public today (...

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Calling for board nominations

23rd July 2018

Calling for nominations  selectability is a financially sound,  not-for-profit, community mental wellbeing and suicide prevention service currently supporting the people and communities of northern, central and western Queensland.     While selectability is a new name w...

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selectability opens Mackay Mental Wellbeing Practice

27th June 2018

Mackay residents can now connect with a range of mental wellbeing services within The Dome with the launch yesterday of a new practice. The Mental Wellbeing Practice provides access to a range of services to support individuals, their families and carers. selectability CEO, Debra Burden said the org...

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New study investigating side effects of anti-psychotic medication

6th June 2018

Experiencing Side Effects from anti-psychotic medication?  A new online study is investigating what impact medication side effects have on patients’ lives to improve future treatment. So if you have schizophrenia and are on medication, Stethoscope Research wants your feedback via a 20-30 ...

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selectability partners with online peer support service to increase reach

12th March 2018

The reach and connectivity of one of Australia’s key online mental health peer support service is set to increase with selectability’s launch of SANE Forums today. SANE Forums provide a safe and anonymous online space for individuals, families, friends and carers with mental health conce...

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Horizon Clubhouse to showcase unique approach to mental wellbeing

23rd January 2018

Meditation, cooking and computer workshops are just some of the activities planned as Horizon Clubhouse members showcase their unique approach to mental wellness at the open day this Thursday. The supportive, non-clinical environment of the Clubhouse gives members the opportunity to reconnect with t...

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Training and awareness key to suicide prevention

19th January 2018

Strong resilient communities that understand and speak about suicide will have the capacity to address the problem, according to Queensland’s Young Australian of the Year Philip Thompson. As he heads to Canberra for the Australian of the Year Awards, Mr Thompson has a call to action for the To...

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