“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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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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