Loneliness & connection: Being survey and video meeting

April 30, 2020

Loneliness hasn’t been talked about much in the adjustments we’ve been asked to make to COVID-19, even though research shows it is a recurring factor in maintaining good mental health. There are realistic concerns currently that increased isolation will lead to higher levels of loneliness. Groups perceived to be most at risk include: the elderly; […]

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Being Communications Consultation – 10 September 2018

August 24, 2018

Being Communications Consultation    Being is in the process of developing a communications strategy. As part of this process we will be holding a consultation to help us understand how you would like to stay in touch with us and also the kinds of information you would like to receive from us. We’d love to […]

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Consumer workshop on the new national consumer-rated outcome measure

Consumer workshop Date: Friday 14th September 2018 Time: 10 am – 12 noon (please join us for morning tea from 9:30 am) Location: Meeting Room, Collective Purpose, Suite 501, 80 William Street, Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011   What is the workshop about? The aim of this workshop is to get consumers’ perspectives on a new national […]

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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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