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 info@being.org.au. The closing date for applications has been extended. Applications for both committees now close 29th […]

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Being AGM!

December 4, 2017

Last Tuesday, the 28th of November, Being held our Annual General Meeting. This was a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the past year, and to catch up with Being’s members and supporters. The meeting also including a Board election, and our members voted Anne Francis, Sunny Hemraj, and Tim Heffernan on to the Board of […]

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More Peer Workers to help mental health consumers back into the community

November 28, 2017

Around 30 new Peer Workers will be recruited across the state to help mental health consumers transition from hospital, back into their communities. Minister for Mental Health Tanya Davies today announced the NSW Government will invest $2.7 million to fund a much needed expansion of the state’s peer workforce in 2017-2018. Click the following link […]

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Annual Consumer Workers Forum 2017

November 27, 2017

Last Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th, Being held its Annual Consumer Workers Forum for 2017 at the Mercure Hotel in Sydney.   This forum was attended by well over 70 NSW Health consumer peer workers across the state. It was wonderful to have so many voices of peer workers present in one setting and to […]

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Listening to those with a lived experience of mental health issues

November 21, 2017

The winner of this year’s Australian Mental Health Prize says more needs to be done to include people with a lived experience of mental health issues in the development of services. Janet Meagher has schizophrenia and has spent the last 37 years advocating on behalf of people with mental illness and psychosocial disabilities. She is […]

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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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