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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Talking stigma and service improvement with peer workers on the Central Coast

June 16, 2017

Last week Jaime from Being and Elizabeth (Liz), CEO of WayAhead, travelled to the Central Coast for the Central Coast Peer Champions Forum, run by Central Coast ARAFMI. While we were there, we had the opportunity to meet with peer workers from around NSW, both consumers and carers, who shared the changes they have seen […]

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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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Meeting with Blue Mountains Consumer Group

April 15, 2016

April update on BEING’s meeting with Blue Mountains Consumer Group We met with a consumer group called Consumer Regional Development Team in Springwood to discuss what BEING does, systemic advocacy and how we can work together. We look forward to continuing to work with the group, and invite other groups to contact us. For more […]

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Mental Health Training for Inpatient Paediatric Staff

April update about Mental Health Training for Inpatient Paediatric Staff MH-Children and Young People, NSW Health, and the NSW Institute of Psychiatry are developing a training package and resources on caring for young people with mental health issues in paediatric inpatient settings. We are a part of the expert advisory group and have had input […]

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Senate Inquiry about Indefinite Detention

April update on the Senate Inquiry about Indefinite Detention We’ve sent our feedback  to inform the Senate’s Inquiry about Indefinite detention of people with cognitive and psychiatric impairment in Australia. We made comments and recommendations based on the problems we’ve heard from people who have experienced the forensic mental health system. Here are some of […]

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Guardianship Act Review

April update on the Guardianship Act Review We’ve sent our feedback to the Law Reform Commission to inform their review of Guardianship laws in NSW. We’ll be looking to give more detailed feedback about Guardianship laws as the review progresses. To help us do this, we want to learn more about the Guardianship system’s impact on […]

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Champions for Change Project Update

December 17, 2015

In May 2015, the NSW Mental Health Commission provided funding for BEING to undertake the Champions for Change project.  The project is aligned to the NSW Mental Health Strategic Plan, Living Well: A Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW 2014 – 2024. The Champions for Change project involved consultation with consumers, who are or […]

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New Resource: A guide to Advance Care Planning for people with Mental Illness

November 29, 2015

A new resource about Advance Care Planning for End of Life for People with Mental Illness is now available. The guide was developed by the NSW Ministry of Health with input from mental health consumers. BEING would like to thank all those involved in providing feedback. This resource explains what Advance Care Planning for End […]

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Update on Champions for Change project

July 13, 2015

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the Champions for Change online survey. The survey has now closed and we received a total of 46 responses. \In the next step, the BEING policy team will collate the information received from the online survey and face-to-face consultations. We will produce a report highlighting the tools and resources […]

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