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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Motion for Constitutional Changes To Allow Organizational Membership

November 3, 2016

Here be the full motion on Being’s Constitutional Change. BEING Has proposed to add the following to Clauses to the Constitution, and this will be voted on at the AGM this year: The change is in regards to allowing organizations to become members:   Division 3 Membership 1.1               Membership Qualifications (3)   An organisation is qualified to […]

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The Lived Experience Ideas Exchange Update

October 27, 2016

The Lived Experience Ideas Exchange is a new BEING event. BEINGs inaugural Lived Experience Ideas Exchange was held on Thursday 13 October 2016. The event brought together consumer advocates, policy makers and service providers in the mental health sector to network, share information on new initiatives, and discuss opportunities for collaboration. The day included a […]

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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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Last chance to join the BEING Team on the Wellness Walk this Sunday!

October 14, 2016

On Sunday 16 October, BEING staff and supporters will be walking across the Sydney Harbour Bridge in support of the Sydney Wellness Walk, a Mental Health Month event. This is a family-friendly walk with an easy route suitable for all ages and abilities. Event details: Where:            Government House, Macquarie St, Sydney When:             Sunday 16th […]

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