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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Volunteers Needed for Trials of a New Treatment for Depression

October 17, 2016

UNSW researchers, with the help of National Health and Medical Research Council, have established a clinical trial on the effect of ketamine in treating severe depression. Black Dog Institute is seeking volunteers to attend a clinical trial for a potentially new treatment option for depression. Ketamine is currently used in anesthesia, sedation and pain relief, but […]

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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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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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