Being regularly visits towns across the NSW to hear about the experiences of people who use mental health services. This information is used to inform the government about what needs to be done to provide better support and services for people with mental health issues in NSW.

The consultations are run quite informally, and provide mental health consumers with an opportunity to have their say about the mental health system – what they do and don’t like about the system, and what they think needs to change to ensure that all consumers experience equality in accessing services. Occasionally we will also host consultations which focus on specific issues, which will then influence Being’s advocacy work.

Information about Being’s upcoming consultations is updated regularly on the website, and also promoted through our network. If you, a consumer group, or your service is keen to host a community consultation in your local area, contact Being at info@being.org.au  or by calling 1300 234 640

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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Being Communications Consultation – 10 September 2018

August 24, 2018

Being Communications Consultation    Being is in the process of developing a communications strategy. As part of this process we will be holding a consultation to help us understand how you would like to stay in touch with us and also the kinds of information you would like to receive from us. We’d love to […]

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