Presenters at Lived Experience Ideas Exchange 2016

October 27, 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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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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Join BEING at the 2016 Wellness Walk

October 7, 2016

On Sunday 16th of October BEING staff and supporters will be joining the Sydney Wellness Walk as part of Mental Health Month 2016. The Wellness Walk is a yearly event taking in the Sydney Harbour Bridge, with the finishing line at Government House to enjoy the celebratory Wellness Festival! It’s a family friendly walk with an easy […]

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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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Register now for the 2016 Consumer Workers Forum

September 22, 2016

The NSW Consumer Workers’ Forum is an annual event that celebrates and connects the state’s public mental health consumer (peer) workforce. In a recent survey of the NSW Health Consumer Workers, you told us that the Forum needs to provide professional development to the consumer workforce to build skills for consumer work, and it needs […]

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‘Gratus’ – A Mental Health Film

August 24, 2016

In July, Elena from the BEING policy team attended the film premiere of Gratus. Gratus, which in Latin means ‘thankful’, is a short film about experiencing mental illness and the role gratitude can play in recovery. The film was created by nine people with a lived experience of mental illness as part of a 10-week […]

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Lived Experience Ideas Exchange

August 17, 2016

Lived Experience Ideas Exchange 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 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 […]

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News on the 2017 Recovery In Art Exhibition

August 3, 2016

We are very excited to announce that the sixth annual Recovery in Art Exhibition will be held in the magnificent foyer of NSW Parliament House early in 2017. Recovery in Art is a celebration of positive role that artistic expression plays in many people’s mental health recovery journey. The sixth annual Recovery in Art Exhibition […]

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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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