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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Being AGM!

December 4, 2017

Last Tuesday, the 28th of November, Being held our Annual General Meeting. This was a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the past year, and to catch up with Being’s members and supporters. The meeting also including a Board election, and our members voted Anne Francis, Sunny Hemraj, and Tim Heffernan on to the Board of […]

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Being Tamworth Consultations

November 28, 2017

This October, Jaime and Emma travelled to Tamworth to speak at the All Minds Matter Mental Health Expo. It was a fantastic night, with some inspiring local speakers talking about the important work they were doing in mental health. While we were there, we also spoke to a group of local residents about their experiences […]

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Being presents at National NDIS Mental Health Conference

November 28, 2017

Last week Elena from Being attended and presented at the National NDIS Mental Health Conference. The theme of the conference was ‘Towards a Better Life’, where more than 500 people from across Australia came together in Sydney. The conference was organised by Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA) in association with Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) […]

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