Being is always interesting in hearing people’s lived experience of the NSW mental health system.
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 email@example.com or by calling 1300 234 640.
A Champion for Change is anyone with a lived experience of mental health issues (consumers) who want to influence and advocate for mental health reform in their community. Does that sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you! We want to know what Champions for Change are doing and what you need to make positive […]Read more
POSITION STATEMENT: COVID-19 EMERGENCY AMENDMENTS TO THE NSW MENTAL HEALTH ACT 2007: CONSUMER PERSPECTIVES LEFT OUT On 24 March 2020, the NSW Government passed a bill to make changes to several legislative processes for emergency procedures. The COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Bill 2020 was passed in NSW Parliament without any broader consultation or engagement […]Read more
In September, Elena and Kirsten attended WentWest in Western Sydney to hold a consultation about the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and mental health. The NDIS has been available in the Western Sydney area since July 2016. People spoke about their experiences accessing the NDIS. In particular, attendees echoed what other people have said, including […]Read more
In September 2017, Elena and Kirsten visited Queanbeyan and sat down with some local people to talk about what is happening in this area in mental health and wellbeing. Some of the key themes that came out of the consultation were: a lack of services in regional and rural areas; difficulty in getting access to […]Read more