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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Job Opportunity – Policy Officer

September 14, 2016

BEING IS LOOKING FOR A FIXED TERM PART-TIME POLICY OFFICER BEING is currently seeking a part-time Policy Officer to join our busy and dynamic policy team. Your day to day activities will include identifying, researching and advocating on systemic issues relevant to people with a lived experience of mental illness; developing responses on policy issues; […]

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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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BEING in the Know Youth Mental Health Forum

September 18, 2015

Do you know what’s going on with your head space? This October BEING will partner with Sydney TAFE and headspace Camperdown to present a Youth Mental Health Forum, unique to Sydney TAFE as a part of the 2015 Recovery in Art Exhibition. ‘BEING in the Know’ is dedicated to answering your questions about mental health […]

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BEING joins the call for action on mental health

July 28, 2015

In the lead up to the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Leaders Retreat, BEING has signed a joint letter coordinated by Mental Health Australia calling on the Prime Minister and First Ministers to take urgent action on reforms to the mental health sector. In 2012, COAG committed to a 10-year mental health reform plan called “The […]

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Welcome to BEING’s new website!

July 15, 2015

Welcome to our brand new website! It’s been a long time in the works and is still partly under construction, but we are thrilled to be launching our new website today! We are aiming for a modern and streamlined look in line with BEING’s new branding and the creative whizzes over at Agency have done […]

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Calling for artists for our 2015 Recovery in Art exhibition!

July 14, 2015

BEING is holding its fifth annual Recovery in Art Exhibition in October 2015 at The Muse in Ultimo to celebrate Mental Health Month. We are calling for artists to send us their Expression of Interest to submit an artwork. The Recovery in Art exhibition celebrates the positive role that artistic expression plays in many people’s […]

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