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Caring for carers

Caring for carers

10 June 2021

The value of the support family and friends provide to loved ones living with mental illness shouldn’t be underestimated. According to a report by Mind Australia and the University of Queensland...

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selectability & Team Jefferson join forces to raise money and awareness for mental health

selectability & Team Jefferson join forces to raise money and awareness for mental health

3 June 2021

It’s World Bicycle Day and to coincide, leading mental wellbeing organisation, selectability, has joined forces with local cycling crew, Team Jefferson, to raise funds and awareness for mental h...

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CEO & GM meet with Minister to address issues with worker screening process

CEO & GM meet with Minister to address issues with worker screening process

2 June 2021

selectability CEO Debra Burden and General Manager – Townsville Sally Bawden, yesterday met with The Hon Craig Crawford, Minister for Seniors and Disability Services to discuss the impacts emplo...

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Organisations collaborate to deliver safeTalk training to Rockhampton community

Organisations collaborate to deliver safeTalk training to Rockhampton community

1 June 2021

selectability’s Mental Health Hub partnered with Central Queensland Community Suicide Prevention Network, Queensland Health and Rockhampton South Rotary last month to deliver a series of free sa...

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Jordan's faith and community connections strong despite rare diagnosis

Jordan's faith and community connections strong despite rare diagnosis

24 May 2021

Successful Sydney-based chef and family man Jordan Rajadurai was going about his day-to-day life until one day in 2018 he felt dizzy and faint. Feeling something was not quite right, the then 52-year-...

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selectability urges understanding and help seeking on Schizophrenia Awareness Week

selectability urges understanding and help seeking on Schizophrenia Awareness Week

24 May 2021

This Schizophrenia Awareness Week selectability is urging regional Queenslanders to challenge the stigma around the illness and encouraging anyone experiencing symptoms to seek the help they need. Sch...

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Flexible, accessible services at Mental Health Hubs

Flexible, accessible services at Mental Health Hubs

19 May 2021

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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Counsellor to the rescue ... a poem about selectability's clinical services

Counsellor to the rescue ... a poem about selectability's clinical services

17 May 2021

Depression and I go hand in hand,Which may sound strange, if you don’t understand,Just how crippling it can beTo someone’s whole identity.Add in pain, and a caring role,And all life’...

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Tips for getting the most out of your NDIS plan

Tips for getting the most out of your NDIS plan

11 May 2021

At selectability we appreciate the unique pathway each individual has travelled to achieve their NDIS plan. That’s why we go the extra mile and think outside of the square to ensure people&rsquo...

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Spotlight on Charters Towers: Locals supporting locals

Spotlight on Charters Towers: Locals supporting locals

4 May 2021

selectability operates across a large and diverse footprint – extending from Cairns to Rockhampton and from Palm Island out to Mount Isa - supporting communities with a range of varying needs an...

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selectability opens Mental Health Hub in Ingham

selectability opens Mental Health Hub in Ingham

27 April 2021

Ingham 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. The Mental Health Hub provides a...

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Shane gets closer to his goals with the support of selectability Ingham

Shane gets closer to his goals with the support of selectability Ingham

23 April 2021

Life for Ingham local and avid Cowboys supporter, Shane hasn’t always been easy but with determination along with support from selectability  his mental wellbeing is improving as he progres...

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selectability Training helps Support Coordinator Saranne grow in role

selectability Training helps Support Coordinator Saranne grow in role

21 April 2021

From moving regional cities, to working in a new industry and fast-tracking the completion of her diploma,  2020 was a year of change  for selectability Support Coordinator Saranne Maule&hel...

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selectability Rockhampton helps Casey reach goal of dream job

selectability Rockhampton helps Casey reach goal of dream job

15 April 2021

For 21 year-old Casey his dream of becoming a baker seemed out of reach; that was until selectability opened its Rockhampton Mental Health Hub. As Regional Coordinator Debra Fitzgerald tells us, selec...

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Podcast out now: Clubhouse or mental health hub? Exploring different recovery options

Podcast out now: Clubhouse or mental health hub? Exploring different recovery options

13 April 2021

selectability’s Clubhouses and Mental Health Hubs both provide safe and welcoming spaces for individuals to build confidence, learn new skills and make social connections to support their recove...

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A place to grow ... a poem about the Mackay Mental Health Hub

A place to grow ... a poem about the Mackay Mental Health Hub

1 April 2021

Life had become so draining… With covid 19 raining Isolation and depression, In a world of disconnection.   I followed a rainbow, not to the pub… But to the Mackay Mental Health Hub...

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Working for the community

Working for the community

24 March 2021

For Palm Island local Tahnee, working at selectability is more than a job - it is an opportunity to help her community.  Tahnee has been employed by selectability as a support worker for more tha...

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Dr Tulha Aga joins the selectability Board

Dr Tulha Aga joins the selectability Board

24 March 2021

selectability is delighted to welcome Dr Tulha Aga (FRANZCP, RCPsych, MBBS)  to our  Board of Directors Dr Aga  is a Consultant Psychiatrist with over 20 years’ experience in...

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Neighbour Day at selectability's Townsville Mental Health Hub

Neighbour Day at selectability's Townsville Mental Health Hub

22 March 2021

This Neighbour Day the Townsville Mental Health Hub is inviting the community in for a free BBQ! Come along and meet your neighbours and find out about the many programs and services selectability pr...

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What's On at selectability?

What's On at selectability?

22 March 2021

Check out our new 'What's On' page and stay up-to-date with what is happening across our diverse regional Queensland footprint! You'll hear interviews from our general managers and find out the events...

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Workplace mental wellbeing ... is good for business

Workplace mental wellbeing ... is good for business

15 March 2021

Investing in long term workplace wellbeing is more than a Board responsibility – it's good for business - writes selectability CEO Debra Burden The wellbeing of our workforce is one of the high...

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Launching Talking Mental Health - our new podcast series

Launching Talking Mental Health - our new podcast series

10 March 2021

We are pleased to launch our new podcast series Talking Mental Health … with selectability! We’re committed to ensuring our services are as accessible as possible and a big part of this i...

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selectability opens new bike facility to help overcome loneliness

selectability opens new bike facility to help overcome loneliness

2 March 2021

selectability has officially launched its innovative new facility designed to help the Townsville community overcome loneliness and get more active.  Based on the proven Men’s Shed concept,...

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Important NDIS update

Important NDIS update

26 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

24 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

3 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

29 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

18 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

17 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

14 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

29 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

28 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

18 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

3 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!

17 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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Pandemic inspires deeper mental wellbeing connection

Pandemic inspires deeper mental wellbeing connection

9 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

25 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

2 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

29 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

23 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

2 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

5 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

30 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

22 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

9 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

10 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

10 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!

10 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

2 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

23 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

27 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

6 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

12 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

23 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

19 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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