Being NDIS and Mental Health Survey

July 21, 2017

Are you interested in sharing your experience about the NDIS and mental health? We are running an online survey to find out about your experiences with the NDIS, so we can better advocate for the things that are important to you. The survey is for everyone, whether you are an NDIS participant or not. Survey link: […]

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The Lived Experience Ideas Exchange Update

October 27, 2016

The Lived Experience Ideas Exchange is a new BEING event. BEINGs inaugural Lived Experience Ideas Exchange was held on Thursday 13 October 2016. The event brought together consumer advocates, policy makers and service providers in the mental health sector to network, share information on new initiatives, and discuss opportunities for collaboration. The day included a […]

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Presenters at Lived Experience Ideas Exchange 2016

At the 2016 Lived Experience Ideas Exchange we heard from the below exciting initiatives. Read on to find out more about each initiative, the work they are doing and their contact details. Update: Occasionally we will also be providing initiative updates on this page. Any updates are highlighted in blue. Professional Practice Academy The Professional […]

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Speakers announced for Lived Experience Ideas Exchange!

October 8, 2016

The Lived Experience Ideas Exchange is a new BEING event. The event aims to connect consumer advocates, policy makers, and service providers from across the mental health and community services sector, to share recovery focused, trauma-informed, and consumer-driven ideas and initiatives. The event will have many opportunities for attendees to interact, find like-minded people, share ideas […]

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RSVP Now for Lived Experience Ideas Exchange

September 29, 2016

RSVP Now for Lived Experience Ideas Exchange (Thu 13 Oct) – places limited! BEING’s Lived Experience Ideas Exchange aims to connect consumer advocates, policy makers, and service providers from across the mental health sector, to share recovery focused, trauma-informed, consumer-driven ideas and initiatives. A number of initiatives will be presented on the day, and there […]

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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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Consumer Sponsorship Opportunity!

July 27, 2016

TheMHS Conference 2016 – People: authenticity starts in the heart.       Auckland, New Zealand will be the setting for an exciting and vibrant TheMHS Conference 2016 – People: authenticity starts in the heart. It is people who act with integrity, are authentic, and combine heartfelt action with evidence based practice who establish leadership […]

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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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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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Consumer Participation Position Statement

An April update on Consumer Participation Position Statement We’ve started working on a statement about our views on recognising consumers for their input and participation. We’re currently researching about different approaches to consumer participation and evidence to support those approaches.

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