COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020: initial Being response

March 26, 2020

POSITION STATEMENT: COVID-19 EMERGENCY AMENDMENTS TO THE NSW MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2007: CONSUMER PERSPECTIVES LEFT OUT On 24 March 2020, the NSW Government passed a bill to make changes to several legislative processes for emergency procedures. The COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020 was passed in NSW Parliament without any broader consultation or engagement […]

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Pathways to Community Living Initiative

August 24, 2016

People from the Mental Health Branch of the NSW health department will consult people with a lived experience of severe and enduring mental illness, who face barriers in living in the community. Some people with this experience have stayed in mental health units for more than a year. Often they may have experience with other […]

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Guardianship Act Review – NSW Law Reform Commission’s consultations

The NSW Law Reform Commission is reviewing and reporting on The Guardianship Act 1987 (NSW). The Attorney General have asked the Commission to see if the laws in NSW on Guardianship need to change. The Guardianship Act allows people who are not able to make decisions for themselves to appoint someone to make these decisions […]

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3-Day Consumer Advocacy Course

April 27, 2016

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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March update from the BEING Policy Team!

March 10, 2016

The latest from BEING’s Policy Team! Arabic Mental Health Resource Project We’re about to start creating the mental health educational resources. We looked at the feedback from the four focus groups held last month, and decided to create some video resources to address the key issues people raised. By and large, people in the Arabic-speaking community […]

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