Report on follow up care after discharge from inpatient services

January 19, 2016

In 2015, the Audit Office of NSW carried out an audit to find out about the care that is being provided to people within seven days of discharge from a mental health inpatient unit. The Audit Office of NSW is the independent auditor of the NSW public sector, and it reports directly to the NSW […]

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Celebrating artists expression with the Mental Health Commission of NSW

January 19, 2016

BEING’s annual Recovery in Art Exhibition features the artworks of those with a lived experience of mental illness, and celebrates the role artistic expression plays in mental health recovery. Following our Exhibition in October last year, a number of artworks were selected for another exhibition at the Mental Health Commission of NSW offices throughout December […]

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Report on follow up care after discharge from inpatient services

January 19, 2016

In 2015, the Audit Office of NSW carried out an audit to find out about the care that is being provided to people within seven days of discharge from a mental health inpatient unit. The Audit Office of NSW is the independent auditor of the NSW public sector, and it reports directly to the NSW […]

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Celebrating artists expression with the Mental Health Commission of NSW

January 19, 2016

BEING’s annual Recovery in Art Exhibition features the artworks of those with a lived experience of mental illness, and celebrates the role artistic expression plays in mental health recovery. Following our Exhibition in October last year, a number of artworks were selected for another exhibition at the Mental Health Commission of NSW offices throughout December […]

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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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Launch of the Medication and Mental Illness paper

December 17, 2015

In early December BEING attended the launch of the Mental Health Commissions of NSW new paper about medication and mental illness. The paper was developed to tell the story of medication as a treatment for mental illness and its role in recovery. Over 200 people provided submissions for the report, with 60 percent identifying as […]

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2015 Consumer Workers’ Annual Forum

December 17, 2015

The 2015 Consumer Workers’ Forum was held by BEING in partnership with the NSW Mental Health Consumer Workers Committee at The Collective Purpose in Woolloomooloo Sydney on 26 and 27 November 2015. 55 consumer workers attended this years Forum over the two day period! The Forum was a great success, full of information and inspiration […]

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100% Worthy with Heal for Life!

October 19, 2015

In celebration of World Mental Health Day on 10th October our CEO Peri took herself off to the Hunter Valley for a weekend at Heal for Life. Heal for Life provides residential programs that aim to empower people to heal from childhood trauma and child abuse. They run programs for adults, young people and kids, […]

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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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