NDIS WentWest Consultation Update

January 12, 2018

In September, Elena and Kirsten attended WentWest in Western Sydney to hold a consultation about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and mental health. The NDIS has been available in the Western Sydney area since July 2016. People spoke about their experiences accessing the NDIS. In particular, attendees echoed what other people have said, including […]

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Queanbeyan Consultation Update

In September 2017, Elena and Kirsten visited Queanbeyan and sat down with some local people to talk about what is happening in this area in mental health and wellbeing. Some of the key themes that came out of the consultation were: a lack of services in regional and rural areas; difficulty in getting access to […]

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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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Have Your Say About The NSW Official Visitors Program

November 21, 2017

Being will be holding two consultations at the Collective Purpose office about the Official Visitors Program in NSW. This is an opportunity for you to have your say about your experiences with hospital admission and involuntary treatment, and how the Official Visitors can help people access their services. Official Visitors are independent from the NSW health system. They […]

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Wagga Wagga Consultation update

November 3, 2017

In September, Elena and Kirsten visited Wagga and sat down with some local consumers to talk about mental health reform and what issues are important to people with lived experience in Wagga. It was great to see some familiar faces, and some new ones. An issue of real importance to participants was community supports for […]

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Newcastle Consultations Summaries

October 30, 2017

In August this year, Elena and Emma visited Newcastle to hold a consultation to hear people’s feedback on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and another to hear about their experiences of the mental health system in the Newcastle area. The outcomes of these consultations have now been transcribed and summarised into a report. Click […]

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Upcoming Being Consultations:

September 8, 2017

We have a number of consultations being held in September, on a few different topics. Feedback from these consultations will help inform our advocacy and policy work and Beings direction for the future. A general consultation is one with no specific focus, where you can provide feedback about what is working and not working for […]

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Experiences with the National Disability Insurance Scheme

In late June Elena facilitated a consultation here at the Collective Purpose office to hear about people’s experiences with the NDIS and mental health. We wanted to hear a wide range of feedback as it is important to know how the NDIS is working with other systems and the mental health sector.   The language […]

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Being Consultations: Have your say!

July 21, 2017

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 […]

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