Practical Tips for improved Mental Health

In recognition of Queensland Mental Health Week we asked the Xavier team to share their tips on the small things that we can do every day to take care of our own mental health. We hope that some of these ideas might help our families who struggle to dedicate time to their own mental well-being.

Mental Health Awareness Part 2: Looking out for loved ones

Queensland Mental Health Week runs from 6-14th October and provides a timely reminder for Queenslanders to recognise the importance of mental health. In this article, from our health team, we will explore how loved ones can look out for each other because when you have the support of others we are all stronger. So what can we do when we see that a loved one is stressed and you are concerned?

Mental Health Awareness Part 1: Taking care of you

For parents and carers of children with complex needs it is so difficult to find the time to dedicate to your child, their siblings, family relationships, friendships, work…the list goes on. In this part one of two articles on mental health, we consider ways that you can be more aware of your own mental health and how to take steps for improvement.

Celebrating Speech Pathology Week

This Speech Pathology week (19-25 August 2018) we are celebrating our amazing “Speechies”! Speech Pathology week aims to promote the invaluable work that Speech Pathologists do to help over 1.1 million Australians including children. The theme of this year’s Speech Pathology week is “Communication access is communication for all!” which we think is very fitting for our kids...

Supporting Kids with Complex Needs through Occupational Therapy

For parents of children with complex disabilities and health needs, you may already be familiar with the types of Occupational Therapy supports available and the benefits in helping your child to build upon their abilities and become more independent.


InFocus revert back to the Xavier name

As of late June 2018, InFocus has now officially reverted back to the name of Xavier. We know that for many of our families we were always Xavier and as an organisation we feel that the name Xavier reflects our heritage and commitment to supporting families of children with complex disabilities.


NDIS Pre Planning 101

At InFocus, we believe in enabling families to live the best lives they can and we put this at the heart of everything that we do. With the roll-out of the NDIS in the greater Brisbane area, we’re currently holding pre-planning workshops with our families.

Navigating child care for complex needs kids

All parents want to find quality child care for their children whether it’s long day care for pre-school children or outside of school hours care for school aged children. Limited availability combined with parent’s understandable desire to find the right care for their child can mean that finding the right care provider is tricky.

However, for parents of children who require complex disability support and often have health needs finding child care that will meet the needs of their child is even more complicated. For these parents who need to be at work or to fulfil other commitments and require child care support to do so, the options are limited and the search can be stressful.