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 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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What the 2017 budget proposal means for people with mental health issues

May 10, 2017

Like many others in Australia, the staff at Being have been pouring over the 2017 federal budget proposal today and examining its impact for people in our community with mental health issues. We know that many people across Australia are in great need of better mental health services and are encouraged by the additional $165 […]

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Participants Wanted for EEgenda Video

March 2, 2017

Louise Meek and Norman Neeson from EEgenda Video Production, a company that develops training and education video resources, are developing a video resource for a NSW Legal Aid training session to focus on providing better service to clients living with mental illness. The aim of the video is to provide awareness and education to NSW […]

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WayAhead shares the message of Recovery in Art 2017

February 3, 2017

Our Events and Projects Officer, Rachael Laidler, was recently interviewed on the subject of Being’s upcoming Recovery in Art Exhibition. Were very glad to see WayAhead sharing the messages of recovery and hope we showcase in our Recovery in Art Exhibition. “Being’s Annual Recovery in Art Exhibition traditionally a part of October’s Mental Health Month […]

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You Can Now Directly Donate To Being!

January 24, 2017

We’re excited to announce that Being is now taking donations! These donations will help us with our everyday running costs, as well as contributing to future events, including our annual Recovery in Art exhibition. You can donate to us directly, or fundraise for us from anywhere in Australia. For example, you can pledge your run to […]

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Expression of Interest in becoming a Mental Health Team Representative

October 27, 2016

The Nepean Blue Mountains PHN is calling for expressions of interest for anyone interested in participating in their Consumer and Carer Mental Health Team. It is open to community members who live in the Nepean Blue Mountains region (Lithgow, Hawkesbury, Penrith or the Blue Mountains) and have a lived experience of mental health issues. The Consumer […]

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