St. Vincent’s Open Dialogue and Peer-work event

October 19, 2017

In this event, Nick Putman and Richard Armitage will introduce the Open Dialogue approach, the seven principles that underlie it, and the practice of facilitating network meetings, including the 12 elements of dialogic practice. There will be opportunity for discussion. Open Dialogue is an approach to integrated healthcare service delivery and a philosophical approach to caring […]

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Being in Tamworth! Have your say about local mental health services

October 16, 2017

Jaime and Emma are heading to Tamworth at the end of this week, and looking forward to connecting with locals to talk about mental health. On Friday morning, they will be running a consultation in Tamworth for people with a lived experience of mental health and the people that help support them. Drop by to […]

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“Don’t lose your marbles” – Marbles Challenge

September 20, 2017

Don’t lose your marbles is an exciting event held during Mental Health Month to raise awareness for mental health and the design of mental health services in our local community. Friday October 13th 3pm-5.30pm Northcott Community Centre and Ward Park Belvoir St, Surry Hills Free BBQ | Coffee Cart & Cake | Info Stalls | Music […]

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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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Recovery in Art Exhibition at Parliament House

April 21, 2017

Recovery in Art is back and will be held in Parliament House, Sydney. The Exhibition will be open for public viewing Parliament House’s prestigious Fount Court gallery space from  29 August to 27 September 2017. This year’s Exhibition will serve as a visual symbolic reminder of the skills and abilities of mental health consumers to […]

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Recovery Forum 2017

April 18, 2017

Shaping the Landscape of Mental Health Services Wednesday 24th May 2017 Nowra NSW The 2017 Recovery forum will serve as an introduction to consumer participation and co-design, and use of consumer expertise to design and deliver services locally. We will also explore how BEING can advocate for systemic changes that support person led recovery at […]

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Recovery In Art 2017 Expressions of Interest

January 23, 2017

Recovery in Art 2017 Being is very proud to announce the Recovery in Art Exhibition will be taking place again in 2017. Recovery in Art is a celebration of positive role that artistic expression plays in many people’s mental health recovery journey. The team at Being are working toward hosting the 2017 Exhibition at Parliament […]

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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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Upcoming Book Launch

October 17, 2016

Julia Busquets was struggling to accept her diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder Type 1, when in 2015, she began to write. What started out as individual therapy took on a new meaning as Julia began to incorporate the stories of those who had stood by her during her illness. Their coping strategies found their way in […]

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