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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New Positions at Being

January 16, 2018

For more information about the new job opportunities at Being, follow the links below: Policy and Communications Manager 1 year Fixed Term – Part-time (35 hours per week over 5 days) Closing date 11th April Working closely with the Chief Executive Officer, and the Policy and Communications team, the position has a primary focus on ensuring […]

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Committee Opportunities at Being

December 18, 2017

Being is looking to establish a number of committees in 2018, some of which will include a Community Advisory Group and a NSW Peer Workforce Committee. Please see the links below for details. For further information contact us at info@being.org.au. The closing date for applications has been extended. Applications for both committees now close 29th […]

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Annual Consumer Workers Forum 2017

November 27, 2017

Last Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th, Being held its Annual Consumer Workers Forum for 2017 at the Mercure Hotel in Sydney.   This forum was attended by well over 70 NSW Health consumer peer workers across the state. It was wonderful to have so many voices of peer workers present in one setting and to […]

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Consultation: Circles of Support Feasibility Study

November 22, 2017

The roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the mental health reform environment in NSW has led to considerations as to better ways to support people exercise ‘choice and control’. “A ‘Circle of Support’ has been described as “a group of people coming together to help formulate, promote and support the goals […]

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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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