Talking stigma and service improvement with peer workers on the Central Coast

June 16, 2017

Last week Jaime from Being and Elizabeth (Liz), CEO of WayAhead, travelled to the Central Coast for the Central Coast Peer Champions Forum, run by Central Coast ARAFMI. While we were there, we had the opportunity to meet with peer workers from around NSW, both consumers and carers, who shared the changes they have seen […]

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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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Law Reform of Guardianship Act 1987

December 21, 2016

Guardianship Act Review – Question Paper 2 and 3: The NSW Law Reform Commission is reviewing the Guardianship Act 1987 (NSW), and is seeking people’s views. Under the current NSW Guardianship system, a decision-maker can be appointed to make personal, financial and medical decisions for a person who cannot make those decisions themselves. The Commission […]

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Guardianship Act Review – NSW Law Reform Commission’s consultations

August 24, 2016

The NSW Law Reform Commission is reviewing and reporting on The Guardianship Act 1987 (NSW). The Attorney General have asked the Commission to see if the laws in NSW on Guardianship need to change. The Guardianship Act allows people who are not able to make decisions for themselves to appoint someone to make these decisions […]

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First progress report on the NSW Mental Health Strategic Plan is out!

March 10, 2016

On 24 February 2016, the Mental Health Commission of NSW released their first progress report on how Living Well: A Strategic Plan for Mental Health in NSW 2014-2024 is being put into practice. The Strategic Plan was published in December 2014 and is a road map for reform of the NSW mental health system.  The […]

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March update from the BEING Policy Team!

The latest from BEING’s Policy Team! Arabic Mental Health Resource Project We’re about to start creating the mental health educational resources. We looked at the feedback from the four focus groups held last month, and decided to create some video resources to address the key issues people raised. By and large, people in the Arabic-speaking community […]

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BEING is looking for a Policy Volunteer!

March 8, 2016

Being is seeking a volunteer to assist the Policy Team in community engagement, policy research and advocacy. The role provides opportunities to further develop skills in research and working with a range of people and organisations. You will also learn more about the experiences of people with mental health issues, and play a part in […]

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February Update from our Policy Team

February 11, 2016

The start of 2016 has been a busy one for the policy team. We’ve been working on a number of things that we’d like to tell you about. We’re supporting a consumer to speak at a training event for remote and rural GPs in early March. The speaker will talk about his own experience of […]

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Report on follow up care after discharge from inpatient services

January 19, 2016

In 2015, the Audit Office of NSW carried out an audit to find out about the care that is being provided to people within seven days of discharge from a mental health inpatient unit. The Audit Office of NSW is the independent auditor of the NSW public sector, and it reports directly to the NSW […]

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