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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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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