The Being Learning Academy

March 12, 2020

We have recently shared with our members and allies the exciting news that we have received additional funding to establish the Being Learning Academy, and we would like to share with you a little more about the this innovative program and its rollout to the community. The Being Learning Academy is aimed at bringing consumer-led […]

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Committee Opportunities at Being

December 18, 2017

Being is looking to establish a number of committees in 2018, some of which will include a Community Advisory Group and a NSW Peer Workforce Committee. Please see the links below for details. For further information contact us at The closing date for applications has been extended. Applications for both committees now close 29th […]

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Research Participation Opportunity

November 28, 2017

The University of New South Wales is conducting an online survey of individuals who have lived experience with mental health problems and alcohol or other drug use. The aim of this survey is to understand the experiences of individuals in this group and to get feedback on toolkits, which have been designed to assess treatment […]

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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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A five day Open Dialogue Teaching and Training Seminar

St Vincent’s are presenting a five-day Open Dialogue Training Seminar where Australian expert trainers will present core theoretical principles and teach Open Dialogue psychotherapeutic skills through hands-on training exercises. The teachers are Carl Gray, Judith Brown, Kristof Mikes-Liu, and Niels Buus. Send your inquiries about the seminar to: Please register at SVHS’s website. Places are limited – first […]

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Have your say on palliative care in NSW

The NSW Government would like to hear your feedback on the future priorities for palliative care. Please share your opinion by completing this short survey found at It will take about 10 minutes to complete. Survey closes Friday 15th December 2017. The new palliative and end of life care policy is planned for release in […]

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Connecting with African community leaders

July 27, 2017

In June 2017 Elena and Jaime from Being met with African community leaders to talk about mental health. The African Mental Health Learning Circle are a group brought together by STARTTS to raise awareness about mental health issues in African communities. We were thrilled to meet with this passionate and dedicated group of leaders about […]

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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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