October 26, 2023

Able Minds Potatoes for Community

Able Minds has been donated 4 acres of potatoes in Invercargill. We will therefore be having a client and team building day on Tuesday, 24 October to dig and harvest the potatoes.
We will then load the potatoes into trailers and deliver them to designated sites across the region. The potatoes will then be offered to the public ...

October 5, 2021

Suicide statistics offer small glimmer of hope

Able Minds Chief Executive Sarah Dowie says new data on the number of suicides in New Zealand paints a concerning picture but there is cause for hope.

October 1, 2021

‘Chat Packs’ will encourage korero

Members of Able Minds’ Activity Centre groups have this week worked with Jo O’Connor from WellSouth to make ‘Chat Packs’ to distribute to the public in Alexandra.

June 4, 2021

Amy Jansen is bringing Your Me Performance to the Lower South Island in mid-June

On the 16th, 17th, 18th and 23rd of June Amy Jansen, a Kiwi Opera Singer and Musician back from England will be partnering with Able Minds to perform (using a variety of musical genre) at venues through out the south. This performance is a story about Amy’s journey with loneliness.

May 3, 2021

New staff

Able Minds is pleased to announce the appointment of two high-calibre people to the organisation’s Supporting Parents Healthy Children and Alexandra Activity Centre Coordinator roles.

February 26, 2021

CUMIA - Children Understanding Mental Illness and Addictions

Able Charitable Trust Chief Executive Sarah Dowie says the organisation is pleased to announce the start of its ‘Children Understanding Mental Illness and Addiction’ (CUMIA) programme.

February 1, 2021

Able is pleased to welcome Sarah Dowie as their new Chief Executive

The Board of the Able Charitable Trust is pleased to announce that it has appointed former Invercargill Member of Parliament Sarah Dowie as its new CEO effective Monday 1st February.