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Fantastic opportunity for a part-time Operations Manager!

August 28, 2015

Mental Health Innovators taking the lead in Dynamic Collaborative Working Hub – The Collective Purpose COLLECTIVE PURPOSE HUB OPERATIONS MANAGER PART TIME POSITION (21 HOURS PER WEEK) DEPENDING ON ONGOING FUNDING     The Collective Purpose is a joint initiative between three leading and innovative mental health and not-for-profit organisations: Mental Health Association of NSW […]

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One-Day Systemic Advocacy Training in Port Macquarie

July 28, 2015

Would you like to be able to speak up about issues that affect you as a consumer? BEING’s CEO, Peri O’Shea, will be up in Port Macquarie to deliver a one-day Systemic Advocacy Training course on August 10, 2015. In this interactive workshop, you will: Grain practical skills and knowledge on how to ‘do’ systemic […]

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BEING joins the call for action on mental health

July 28, 2015

In the lead up to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Leaders Retreat, BEING has signed a joint letter coordinated by Mental Health Australia calling on the Prime Minister and First Ministers to take urgent action on reforms to the mental health sector. In 2012, COAG committed to a 10-year mental health reform plan called “The […]

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Training

June 22, 2015

Did you know that BEING provides to training to consumers and people working in service providers? As the independent, state-wide peak organisation for people with a lived experience of mental illness, BEING is in a unique position to offer training that emphasises consumer perspectives and consumer participation. BEING’s existing training programs focus on: Systemic Advocacy […]

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Update on Champions for Change project

July 13, 2015

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the Champions for Change online survey. The survey has now closed and we received a total of 46 responses. \In the next step, the BEING policy team will collate the information received from the online survey and face-to-face consultations. We will produce a report highlighting the tools and resources […]

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3-Day Consumer Advocacy Course

July 28, 2015

BEING and the NSW Institute of Psychiatry are running a 3-day Consumer Advocacy Workshop. Through the workshop, consumers will improve their understanding of, and confidence in, consumer advocacy and representation. This course, facilitated by BEING’s CEO Dr Peri O’Shea, is suitable for beginners who are just starting out, as well as consumers who are already […]

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Consumer TheMHS Grant Open!

July 17, 2015

Are you making a difference in the NSW mental health sector? We want to send you to the 2015 TheMHS conference! BEING’s Consumer TheMHS Grants are designed to celebrate and acknowledge people with a lived experience of mental illness who are making a positive contribution to the sector. This year, BEING has the opportunity to […]

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Calling for artists for our 2015 Recovery in Art exhibition!

July 14, 2015

BEING is holding its fifth annual Recovery in Art Exhibition in October 2015 at The Muse in Ultimo to celebrate Mental Health Month. We are calling for artists to send us their Expression of Interest to submit an artwork. The Recovery in Art exhibition celebrates the positive role that artistic expression plays in many people’s […]

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Resources

Educational and support resources from Being and across the sector.

Your Experience of Service (YES)

July 9, 2015

MH-CoPES has changed! The Your Experience of Service (YES) questionnaire is replacing MH-CoPES as the data collection method for consumer feedback in New South Wales public health services. The overall framework remains the same, with action and change being an integral part of the quality improvement process. This exciting new questionnaire is designed to gather […]

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ROSSAT

June 22, 2015

The Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) and Being | Mental Health & Wellbeing Consumer Advisory Group (CAG) have worked in partnership with people affected by mental health problems and service providers to develop a recovery oriented service provision quality improvement resource for mental health services. The Recovery Oriented Service Self-Assessment Toolkit (ROSSAT) has been designed […]

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3-Day Consumer Advocacy Course

July 28, 2015

BEING and the NSW Institute of Psychiatry are running a 3-day Consumer Advocacy Workshop. Through the workshop, consumers will improve their understanding of, and confidence in, consumer advocacy and representation. This course, facilitated by BEING’s CEO Dr Peri O’Shea, is suitable for beginners who are just starting out, as well as consumers who are already […]

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One-Day Systemic Advocacy Training in Port Macquarie

July 28, 2015

Would you like to be able to speak up about issues that affect you as a consumer? BEING’s CEO, Peri O’Shea, will be up in Port Macquarie to deliver a one-day Systemic Advocacy Training course on August 10, 2015. In this interactive workshop, you will: Grain practical skills and knowledge on how to ‘do’ systemic […]

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