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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Consumer and Carer Survey – Review of the Mental Health Commission

October 20, 2017

The Mental Health Commission is reviewed every 5 years to assess how well it is meeting its objectives. We are seeking feedback from carers, consumers, clinicians and community members to contribute to a written submission. About this survey: All responses are anonymous. This is a short 9 question survey and should only require 10 – 15 […]

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Being goes to the United Nations!

October 13, 2017

Being Policy Officer, Kirsten Gibbs, traveled to New York in June for the conference and recently sat down with Mental Health Matters to discuss the highlights of her time spent at the United Nations. Kirsten started by explaining why the convention matters. The convention is a United Nations rule which sets out a number of […]

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Current Being Surveys

September 8, 2017

Current Being Surveys: We currently have a number of online surveys open on a variety of topics. Feedback to these surveys inform our policy and advocacy work. Seclusion and Restraint Review We are putting in a written submission to the Review of Seclusion and Restraint in NSW which closes on the 24 September 2017. Responses […]

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WayAhead Mental Health Directory Volunteer Needed

September 4, 2017

Volunteers Needed Wanting to fill in some of your spare time and contribute to the well-being of others? WayAhead is seeking volunteers who can commit one or two days per week to assist us to maintain our WayAhead information directory. The directory contains over 6,000 listings of mental health and community services in NSW and […]

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Experiences with the National Disability Insurance Scheme

In late June Elena facilitated a consultation here at the Collective Purpose office to hear about people’s experiences with the NDIS and mental health. We wanted to hear a wide range of feedback as it is important to know how the NDIS is working with other systems and the mental health sector.   The language […]

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Connecting with African community leaders

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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Being Consultations: Have your say!

We are currently visiting areas of NSW to hold consultations with people with lived experience of mental illness. We will be asking people about the mental health system and other structures that affect people with mental illness, such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It is only by listening to people with a lived […]

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