Julia Busquets was struggling to accept her diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder Type 1, when in 2015, she began to write. What started out as individual therapy took on a new meaning as Julia began to incorporate the stories of those who had stood by her during her illness. Their coping strategies found their way in […]Read more
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At the 2016 Lived Experience Ideas Exchange we heard from the below exciting initiatives. Read on to find out more about each initiative, the work they are doing and their contact details. Update: Occasionally we will also be providing initiative updates on this page. Any updates are highlighted in blue. Professional Practice Academy The Professional […]Read more
As part of the Consumer Workers’ Project Grant, BEING in partnership with the NSW Mental Health Consumer Workers Committee and the Mental Health Commission of NSW has the opportunity to support up to five consumers from regional and remote areas outside of Sydney to attend the Consumer Workers’ Forum in Sydney. This includes transport, accommodation […]Read more
Here be the full motion on Being’s Constitutional Change. BEING Has proposed to add the following to Clauses to the Constitution, and this will be voted on at the AGM this year: The change is in regards to allowing organizations to become members: Division 3 Membership 1.1 Membership Qualifications (3) An organisation is qualified to […]Read more
The Nepean Blue Mountains PHN is calling for expressions of interest for anyone interested in participating in their Consumer and Carer Mental Health Team. It is open to community members who live in the Nepean Blue Mountains region (Lithgow, Hawkesbury, Penrith or the Blue Mountains) and have a lived experience of mental health issues. The Consumer […]Read more
The Lived Experience Ideas Exchange is a new BEING event. BEINGs inaugural Lived Experience Ideas Exchange was held on Thursday 13 October 2016. The event brought together consumer advocates, policy makers and service providers in the mental health sector to network, share information on new initiatives, and discuss opportunities for collaboration. The day included a […]Read more