Participation is fundamental to Being’s key purpose of ensuring that mental health consumer views are heard by policy makers, service providers and the community.

Participation for people who experience mental health issue is both important to assist in making important decisions in things such as one’s treatment choice, but also in providing feedback and input to policy makers, health services, advocacy organisations such as Being, and the government about how best to shape service delivery in the future. Participation also refers to how people living with mental health issues can be engaged in the community, employment, training and education.

Participation is beneficial for people who live with mental health issues, and it has been shown that people with access to social networks cope better with the challenges they face in life.

Do you want to get more involved with Being? Here are some ways that you can do that:

BEING conveys mental health consumer perspectives on COVID-19 impacts to Governments

May 11, 2020

The mental health impacts of COVID-19 are becoming clear and BEING, as the NSW peak body for people with lived experience, is playing an important role in conveying consumer perspectives and experiences so Governments can respond appropriately. BEING Bis proud to present a key set of work we have done to represent the interests of […]

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Loneliness & connection: Being survey and video meeting

April 30, 2020

Loneliness hasn’t been talked about much in the adjustments we’ve been asked to make to COVID-19, even though research shows it is a recurring factor in maintaining good mental health. There are realistic concerns currently that increased isolation will lead to higher levels of loneliness. Groups perceived to be most at risk include: the elderly; […]

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