Did you Know? An Update on Health & the NDIS

The Department of Social Services released a factsheet which outlines the changes that will happen to the way that the NDIS and health services work together.

Mindful in May

Mindful in May is a growing social initiative. We discuss mindfulness and how it can help our families to reduce stress and anxiety and improve their own mental health.

Cherie talks nursing

At Xavier we recognise the amazing work that our nursing team do each and every day. As the world recently celebrated International Nurses Day, we had a chat to our very own Cherie about why she loves nursing. 

Plan Management & Support Coordination

In the new world of the NDIS there is a lot to learn and we understand that this can sometimes feel overwhelming. One area of confusion is in how plan management and support coordination work.

Chermside Therapy Clinic Open

We’re excited to announce the opening of our third Community Therapy Clinic in Chermside West. Our Community Therapy Clinics mean that we can provide physiotherapy, speech pathology and occupational therapy for Brisbane children in your communities, in a fun and relaxed environment.

From humble beginnings

At Xavier, we have a long, proud and very interesting history. In 2019 we are celebrating our 70th year of supporting Brisbane children and their families. Our history and heritage play in big part in who we are today.

Managing seizures to keep your child safe

This Epilepsy Awareness month, our nursing team advise on what a seizure is and some strategies to help keep your child safe and minimise the risks associated with seizures.

It's my life: Brain injuries in teens

Brain Awareness Week (11-17 Mar) aims to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. For children and young adults with conditions of the brain, awareness and compassion go such a long way to helping them enjoy life and to learn and socialise with their families and peers. In this article, we consider the daily challenges of a teenager recovering from a brain injury.