Annual Consumer Workers Forum 2017

November 27, 2017

Last Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th, Being held its Annual Consumer Workers Forum for 2017 at the Mercure Hotel in Sydney.   This forum was attended by well over 70 NSW Health consumer peer workers across the state. It was wonderful to have so many voices of peer workers present in one setting and to […]

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Listening to those with a lived experience of mental health issues

November 21, 2017

The winner of this year’s Australian Mental Health Prize says more needs to be done to include people with a lived experience of mental health issues in the development of services. Janet Meagher has schizophrenia and has spent the last 37 years advocating on behalf of people with mental illness and psychosocial disabilities. She is […]

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A five day Open Dialogue Teaching and Training Seminar

St Vincent’s are presenting a five-day Open Dialogue Training Seminar where Australian expert trainers will present core theoretical principles and teach Open Dialogue psychotherapeutic skills through hands-on training exercises. The teachers are Carl Gray, Judith Brown, Kristof Mikes-Liu, and Niels Buus. Send your inquiries about the seminar to: niels.buus@sydney.edu.au Please register at SVHS’s website. Places are limited – first […]

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New Positions at Being

January 18, 2018

For more information about the four new job opportunities at Being, follow the links below:   Business Development and Training Manager 1 year Fixed Term – Part-time (35 hours per week over 5 days) This is an exciting and new opportunity to contribute to the work and voice of Being as the NSW advocate for people […]

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NDIS WentWest Consultation Update

January 12, 2018

In September, Elena and Kirsten attended WentWest in Western Sydney to hold a consultation about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and mental health. The NDIS has been available in the Western Sydney area since July 2016. People spoke about their experiences accessing the NDIS. In particular, attendees echoed what other people have said, including […]

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Queanbeyan Consultation Update

January 12, 2018

In September 2017, Elena and Kirsten visited Queanbeyan and sat down with some local people to talk about what is happening in this area in mental health and wellbeing. Some of the key themes that came out of the consultation were: a lack of services in regional and rural areas; difficulty in getting access to […]

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