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 working in the space who may want to brush up on their advocacy skills or fill in the gaps with insight that has not been presented in other settings.

Over 3 full days, the workshop will cover the following topics:

  • Advocacy and Social Justice Principles
  • Consumer Advocacy
  • Consumer Representation
  • Looking after yourself
  • Committee Skills
  • Looking after yourself
  • Networking
  • Essential knowledge and skills for advocacy
  • Evaluations

The Consumer Advocacy Course is restricted to consumers only, that is, people who have personal experience of living with mental illness.

Being will be sponsoring a limited number of consumers to attend this course. If you are interested, please download an application form here: Consumer Advocacy Course and return it to us by Sunday the 1st of May, 2016.

Workshop Details: 

Dates: Tues 10 May – Thur 12 May 2016
Time: 9.30 – 3.30pm
Fee: $245

Registrations: Ms Marion Young
Email: marion.young@nswiop.nsw.edu.au
Phone: 02 9840 3833

Venue: NSW Institute of Psychiatry
Lecture Room 8, Building 103
Cumberland Hospital
5 Fleet Street
North Parramatta NSW 2124

For more information, visit the course website by clicking here