Being survey: COVID-19 and your mental health

March 26, 2020

Being is interested in exploring the needs of people who experience mental health issues during the current changes to our lives due to COVID-19 via an important new survey. To help us to better understand your needs during this time, please complete the short survey in this link. Thanks in advance!

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COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020: initial Being response

POSITION STATEMENT: COVID-19 EMERGENCY AMENDMENTS TO THE NSW MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2007: CONSUMER PERSPECTIVES LEFT OUT On 24 March 2020, the NSW Government passed a bill to make changes to several legislative processes for emergency procedures. The COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020 was passed in NSW Parliament without any broader consultation or engagement […]

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The Being Learning Academy

March 12, 2020

We have recently shared with our members and allies the exciting news that we have received additional funding to establish the Being Learning Academy, and we would like to share with you a little more about the this innovative program and its rollout to the community. The Being Learning Academy is aimed at bringing consumer-led […]

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Get involved in our rights campaign!

February 11, 2020

Team B receives calls and emails each week from our members sharing their experiences with mental health services. Many express how they believe their rights have been breached in a variety of settings and services. Whilst mental health services are primary to the complaints received from our members, we also hear about issues with a […]

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Job vacancy: Graphic designer

January 21, 2020

Are you a proficient graphic designer who identifies as having lived/living experience of mental health issues?  Are you passionate about using your creativity in a consumer-run organisation? Do you love being part of a workplace with a nurturing culture which embraces people living with mental health issues? If you have skills relevant to the following tasks, we […]

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Three volunteers needed at Being!

January 20, 2020

Are you passionate about being part of system change in the mental health sector and feel you have valuable perspectives and skills to offer through volunteering? Do you want to work for a consumer-run organisation and be part of a nurturing culture which embraces people living with mental health issues? We are seeking enthusiastic people […]

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NEWS FLASH – Being has moved to a new and exciting location!

July 16, 2019

We know that many have been waiting in anticipation of our announcement of our move and new premises. We really appreciate our members and supporters taking such a keen interest in Being and  thank you all for your patience whilst we underwent the mammoth task of moving our offices and setting up something special to […]

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Being Budget Guide 2019

April 4, 2019

We have collected together an easy to access list of some of the key mental health funding commitments made in this week’s federal budget. See the info-graphic below for a detailed list. Being is particularly pleased to see funds have been committed to pilots of eight adult mental health centres to explore ways of improving […]

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Joint letter to Minister Hunt – My Health Record

August 7, 2018

Call to Suspend My Health Record Roll Out Dear Minister Hunt, We, the undersigned organisations, are deeply concerned about serious risks that My Health Record pose to a range of constituencies and that have not been satisfactorily responded to by the Australian Digital Health Agency. Our attached policy brief highlights the poor design of My […]

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Media Release: ‘If in doubt, opt OUT’. My Health Record warning issued by leading mental health peak bodies

July 18, 2018

Wednesday 18th July 2018 A joint paper, expressing serious concerns about the Commonwealth Government’s My Health Record has been released by three of Australia’s leading peak bodies for consumers of mental health services. ‘We’ve joined together to tell people with mental illness: if you’re in doubt, opt out,’ says Shauna Gaebler, CEO of CoMHWA, the […]

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