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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Being Position Statement on the Peer Workforce

July 13, 2017

We are in the process of drafting our position statement on the Peer Workforce and we would love to hear your comments. Please send any feedback to info@being.org.au or call us on 02 9332 0200. Our statement includes a bit of background on our decisions, as well as priorities on what we feel is important to […]

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The 2017 NSW Budget: what does it mean for mental health?

June 23, 2017

Under the 2017 NSW budget, funding for mental health services has increased by 87 million (from 1.8 to 1.9 billion). This increase in mental health funding demonstrates that the government recognises the overwhelming impact of mental health issues on our community. However, the distribution of funding shows the government is not yet prepared to make […]

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Experts By Experience Speaker Bureau

May 30, 2017

Call for people to join the Collective Purpose Experts by Experience Speaker Bureau Do you have experience talking about your lived experience of mental illness or your journey of caring for someone with a mental illness? Would you like to learn more skills about telling your story publicly? Are you passionate about change in a […]

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