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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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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Dual winners of Australian Mental Health Prize announced

November 28, 2017

Janet Meagher, a champion for the rights of people with mental health issues, and Professor Allan Fels, Chairman of the National Mental Health Commission, have been awarded the Australian Mental Health Prize. Janet Meagher, a champion for the rights of people with mental health issues, and Professor Allan Fels, Chairman of the National Mental Health […]

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Being Morning Tea – contribute to shaping the future of Being!

October 6, 2017

Being is hosting a Morning Tea! Come and celebrate Mental Health Week at Being – get to know our wonderful staff and have your say into shaping the future of Being! This special morning tea will be held on 11th October from 10am-12pm right here at the Collective Purposes offices in Woolloomooloo! Click here to register.

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Recovery in Art Launch 2017

On 11th September, Being celebrated the launch of the Recovery in Art exhibition at Parliament House. It was a wonderful afternoon, and a great way to acknowledge the amazing works that our artists and poets have created, as well as the stories behind them. Thank you to the artists and poets for allowing us to share […]

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“Don’t lose your marbles” – Marbles Challenge

September 20, 2017

Don’t lose your marbles is an exciting event held during Mental Health Month to raise awareness for mental health and the design of mental health services in our local community. Friday October 13th 3pm-5.30pm Northcott Community Centre and Ward Park Belvoir St, Surry Hills Free BBQ | Coffee Cart & Cake | Info Stalls | Music […]

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‘Gratus’ – A Mental Health Film

August 24, 2016

In July, Elena from the BEING policy team attended the film premiere of Gratus. Gratus, which in Latin means ‘thankful’, is a short film about experiencing mental illness and the role gratitude can play in recovery. The film was created by nine people with a lived experience of mental illness as part of a 10-week […]

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Check out the Recovery in Art podcast on 2ser!

October 6, 2015

On Thursday 1 October, Ka Ki and Rachael from BEING and Recovery in Art contributing artist Jamie Preisz spoke to Melinda 2ser’s Boutkasaka about the 2015 Recovery in Art exhibition. In the podcast Rachael, Ka Ki and Jamie talk to Melinda about the exhibition and the challenges and and successes that they have encountered in the […]

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Celebrate Mental Health Month at one of BEING’s events!

October 1, 2015

You’re invited to BEING’s Mental Health Month events! BEING is running the following public events as part of our fifth annual Recovery in Art Exhibition. We hope you are able to join us, and please help us spread the word! BEING’s 5th Annual Recovery in Art exhibition on Thursday 8 – Friday 9 October (2pm), […]

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