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

March 26, 2020

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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Alternatives to Suicide Forum

February 7, 2018

Time: 10am – 1pm (Registrations open at 9.30) Date: Friday 9th March 2018 Location: Glebe Town Hall, 160 St Johns Road Glebe NSW Alternatives to Suicide is an innovative peer led suicide prevention program from the Massachusetts Recovery Learning Community (USA). Being and inside out & associates australia are pleased to bring Caroline Mazel-Carlton and […]

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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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More Peer Workers to help mental health consumers back into the community

November 28, 2017

Around 30 new Peer Workers will be recruited across the state to help mental health consumers transition from hospital, back into their communities. Minister for Mental Health Tanya Davies today announced the NSW Government will invest $2.7 million to fund a much needed expansion of the state’s peer workforce in 2017-2018. Click the following link […]

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Review of the Mental Health Commission + Survey

October 6, 2017

The Minister for Mental Health, the Hon Tanya Davies MP, has released details of the Terms of reference for a Review of the Mental Health Commission. A five-year review of the Mental Health Commission was a requirement when it was established in July 2012 under the Mental Health Commission Act (the Act). The review will be led by Dr […]

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Expressions of Interest – NSW Mental Health Consumer Subcommittee

October 4, 2017

Are you a person with a lived experience of mental illness with a passion for influencing change and contributing to NSW Mental Health policy? Are you connected to the mental health system and wish to advocate on behalf of the group you wish to represent? The Consumer Subcommittee provides advice to the NSW Ministry or […]

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Rethinking Mental Health 4.0

April 7, 2017

CESPHN has secured funding to bring this event to you free of charge! Places limited, register now! This year the Rethinking Mental Health Forum will explore new innovations and best practice in applying a stepped care approach to mental health, suicide prevention, and drug and alcohol services and programs. The forum presents an exciting opportunity for […]

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Rethinking Mental Health Conference 3.0

October 20, 2016

Rethinking Mental Health Conference is an exploration of new innovations and practices in mental health, suicide prevention, and drug and alcohol. Hosted by CESPHN, RMH3.0 is also a platform for service providers to connect, as well as learn more about the ongoing mental health reforms. Dr. Peri O’Shea will be making a guest appearance on a panel to talk […]

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