BEING to operate crucial new mental health peer support service

May 20, 2020

MAY 20, 2020. BEING, the NSW peak body for people with lived/living experience of mental health issues, is excited to announce we will begin operating BEING Supported, The Mental Health Peer Support Line, a new and innovative state-wide mental health peer support line from mid-June 2020. BEING is funded by the Mental Health Commission of NSW […]

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Loneliness & connection: Being survey and video meeting

April 30, 2020

Loneliness hasn’t been talked about much in the adjustments we’ve been asked to make to COVID-19, even though research shows it is a recurring factor in maintaining good mental health. There are realistic concerns currently that increased isolation will lead to higher levels of loneliness. Groups perceived to be most at risk include: the elderly; […]

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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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