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Healthy Minds Psychological and Behavioural Support Services
Welcome to Healthy Minds. Established in 2006 we provide counselling and NDIS services for individuals (adults, adolescents and children), couples and families.
HMAS is committed to respecting its clients’ dignity, emphasising their strengths and potential, and challenging them to take their life to the next level.
- Equality: HMAS proactively works to reduce health inequalities and promote access to support services for all in our community.
- Innovation: HMAS provides quality services that are innovative and responsive to the needs of our clients. • Inclusiveness: HMAS embraces and respects the background, diversity and contributions of its clients, staff and the community. We provide a safe and supportive environment for staff, clients and visitors.
- Collaboration: HMAS foster partnerships and collaborative activities to achieve the best outcomes for our staff, clients and the community.
- Integrity: We operate within a trustworthy, ethical culture and are accountable to our clients and the community, and we encourage an organisational culture of evidence-based practice and quality improvement.
- Respect: HMAS is committed to showing respect to all individuals and groups within the community and encouraging other to do the same.
- Empowerment: Empowerment is the cornerstone of how HMAS works; we acknowledge the potential of each person and promote client participation and contribution.
- Collaboration: HMAS believes that by collaborating with each other, our clients, our client representatives, with the community and colleagues from other organisations we can achieve better outcomes for our clients.
- Quality: HMAS is committed to providing a quality service that can be access by all in the community. Our practice is evidence based and we continually strive to achieve excellence in all of our programs and services.
- Commitment: We are committed to equal or exceed standards that are demanded by our clients.
What is a psychologist?
Psychologists study the way people feel, think, act and interact. Through a range of strategies and therapies they aim to reduce distress and to enhance and promote emotional well-being. Psychologists are experts in human behaviour and have studied the brain, memory, learning and human development. Psychologists can assist people who are having difficulty controlling their emotions, thinking and behaviour, including those with mental health problems such as anxiety and depression, serious and enduring mental illness, addictive behaviours and childhood behaviour disorders.
What is an NDIS Behaviour Support Practitioner?
Healthy Minds positive Behaviour Support Practitioners are qualified and accredited practitioners dedicated to promoting and enhancing the lives and well-being of participants by providing high quality therapy and behaviour support services that enable people to live the lives they choose.
Our practitioners work collaboratively with the participant and key stakeholders to ensure that we deliver a quality, individualised service that meets NDIS Quality and Safeguard Commission standards.
Our symbol – The Dandelion
Some people may consider the dandelion a weed when it pops up in their garden but it is actually a beautiful symbol. This cheerful little flower can grow practically anywhere there is a pinch of dirt or a crack in the footpath. It has a strength in adversity that Healthy Minds truly appreciates.
The dandelion has a surprising amount of different meanings including:
- healing from emotional pain and physical injury
- intelligence (especially emotionally and spiritually)
- surviving challenges and difficulties
- the warmth and power of the rising sun
- lasting happiness and joy
- wish fulfilment
Since the dandelion can thrive against the odds it is no wonder people see the flower as a symbol of rising above life’s challenges.