We are currently visiting areas of NSW to hold consultations with people with lived experience of mental illness.

We will be asking people about the mental health system and other structures that affect people with mental illness, such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It is only by listening to people with a lived experience of mental health issues that we can make a system that works for everyone.

We are pleased to have the opportunity to talk to people about issues faced by their community. We know different communities face different issues, and that people with mental health issues have diverse experiences.

We will use the feedback from these consultations to advocate to our government for change, and to drive our agenda for the future. We work with people to achieve and support change to improve the mental health system.

“The voice of people who experience mental illness is vital to change the hearts and minds of government and services. We need to make sure that the people that set policy and deliver the services we use are well informed of the way we, as customers, want the system to run” Sage Green, A/CEO, Being.

Consultation in Newcastle:

Do you have lived experience of mental illness? Are you interested in having your say about the mental health system?

Where: Heritage room in Wallsend District Library, 30 Bunn St, Wallsend NSW 2287

When: Wednesday 2 August 2017

Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Afternoon tea will be provided. Email Elena on elena.sutcliffe@being.org.au

or phone 9332 0200 to register.

If you can’t make this consultation stay tuned for the next location.  You can also give us a call or email policy@being.org.au to chat to one of our policy team.