Submission to the review of the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990

August 9, 2018

Being has recently provided a submission to the NSW Department of Justice in relation to the work currently being done to update the Mental Health (Forensic Provisions) Act 1990 and review the responsibilities of the Mental Health Review Tribunal in relation to forensic mental health consumers. Being’s submission can be downloaded at: Being submission to the […]

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Joint letter to Minister Hunt – My Health Record

August 7, 2018

Call to Suspend My Health Record Roll Out Dear Minister Hunt, We, the undersigned organisations, are deeply concerned about serious risks that My Health Record pose to a range of constituencies and that have not been satisfactorily responded to by the Australian Digital Health Agency. Our attached policy brief highlights the poor design of My […]

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New Positions at Being

June 30, 2018

We are hiring! We have two exciting opportunities to contribute to the work we do: Executive Support Officer and Senior Peer Workforce Project Officer

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Cracks in the Ice

June 28, 2018

Cracks in the Ice is a free online toolkit which provides trusted, evidence-based, and up-to-date information and resources about crystal methamphetamine (‘ice’) for the Australian community. Cracks in the Ice aims to: Support families, workers and communities to better respond to people affected by ice Improve access to evidence-based information about ice Raise awareness about […]

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“Commission welcomes Commonwealth investment in mental health”

  The NSW Mental Health Commission has released the following statement in response to the federal budget, and in anticipation of the state budget release on June 19: The NSW Mental Health Commission today welcomed the $338m investment in mental health in the 2018-19 federal budget. NSW Mental Health Commissioner Catherine Lourey said she was […]

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Release of the Seclusion, Restraint and Observation Implementation Plan

There has been much interest in the followup of the report on Seclusion, Restraint and Observation In NSW undertaken last year. Today sees the release of the implementation to underpin this report. Out of the 19 recommendations from the report, it is pleasing to see that the involvement of people with lived experience of mental […]

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Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Consumer and Carer Survey

May 9, 2018

  The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses has engaged Healthcare Management Advisors (HMA) to deliver a National Framework that can inform mental health content in pre-registration nursing programs. The National Framework can ensure that all nurse graduates commencing as practitioners from Australian Schools of Nursing and Midwifery have received appropriate education and training and […]

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EoI: Peer Educators and Peer Course Writers

March 21, 2018

Expression of Interest Peer Educators and Peer Course Writers wanted for our Peer Education Project Due to additional funding, Being is looking for people with personal lived/living experience of mental health issues who are interested in careers as either Consumer Peer Educators and/or Consumer Peer Course Writers to work for us on a contract basis. We […]

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Alternatives to Suicide Forum Presenters

February 7, 2018

Caroline Mazel-Carlton Caroline Mazel-Carlton first interfaced with psychiatry at the age of eight, and years later was able to find a path out of a world defined by diagnoses and medications through roller derby, social activism.   Since moving out of a staffed group home eight years ago, she has worked tirelessly to create change in […]

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