October 31, 2017

BEING |  Mental Health & Wellbeing Consumer Advisory Group is seeking three positions for our Board that will become available at the next Annual General Meeting of BEING on 28th November 2017. BEING is a state-wide peak organisation whose purpose is to ensure that the views of people with lived experience are heard by policy […]

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St. Vincent’s Open Dialogue and Peer-work event

October 19, 2017

In this event, Nick Putman and Richard Armitage will introduce the Open Dialogue approach, the seven principles that underlie it, and the practice of facilitating network meetings, including the 12 elements of dialogic practice. There will be opportunity for discussion. Open Dialogue is an approach to integrated healthcare service delivery and a philosophical approach to caring […]

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Being: Future Directions for 2018 Survey

October 16, 2017

As a peak body, everything Being does should reflect the needs and goals of people with mental health issues. To help achieve this, we are currently undertaking meetings with our board, staff and the general public to discuss what direction Being should take in 2018 and beyond. This survey is an opportunity for you to […]

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Being Receives TheMHS Award!

October 12, 2017

Being won a TheMHS Award in the 2017 Mental Health Service Awards of Australia and New Zealand program for service to mental health for their video series “Into the Light: An Arabic Resource on Psychological Health”. Being won their Award in the Promotions and Illness Prevention category. It was given in recognition of the achievement […]

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Head to Health: Opportunities to Provide Feedback

July 26, 2017

Over the past 18 months, the Australian Government Department of Health has been working with consumers, carers, health professionals and digital mental health service providers to develop Head to Health, the new digital mental health gateway. Head to Health is a key component of the Australian Government’s Response to the National Mental Health Commission’s 2014 […]

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There is no place like Home – Call for content!

June 30, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that this September we will be launching our “There’s no place like home” Report! In 2013 we ran several consultations with consumers across NSW about housing and what home means and the report is to bring these views together and provide recommendations for change. It has been a long time […]

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Reporting Back: Our 2017 Recovery Forum

June 1, 2017

The theme of this year’s forum was ‘Shaping the landscape of changing mental health services’. To set the scene we heard from Jaime with an introduction to systemic advocacy and the work Being does. Jaime has been working on a Policy Advocacy Framework and shared this model in her presentation. We wanted to highlight the […]

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Megan Moore’s Message

May 5, 2017

“Don’t be ashamed about BPD!” is Megan Moore’s message to everyone for Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) month this May. Read a short piece she put together to begin the discussions around the stigma experience by people with BPD. Being looks forward to hearing more from Megan about her experiences and expert opinions in relation to […]

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Change of Mind about Hep C treatment

Hepatitis C is more common in people with mental illness than it is in the general population but recent medical advances present an opportunity to address this. In a new campaign called Change of Mind, Hepatitis NSW is encouraging people who live with hep C and who also experience mental health issues, to find out […]

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