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 illness 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 illness can be engaged in the community, employment, training and education.

Participation is beneficial for people who live with mental illness, 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:

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 […]

Read more

Being in Tamworth! Have your say about local mental health services

October 16, 2017

Jaime and Emma are heading to Tamworth at the end of this week, and looking forward to connecting with locals to talk about mental health. On Friday morning, they will be running a consultation in Tamworth for people with a lived experience of mental health and the people that help support them. Drop by to […]

Read more

“Don’t lose your marbles” – Marbles Challenge

September 20, 2017

Don’t lose your marbles is an exciting event held during Mental Health Month to raise awareness for mental health and the design of mental health services in our local community. Friday October 13th 3pm-5.30pm Northcott Community Centre and Ward Park Belvoir St, Surry Hills Free BBQ | Coffee Cart & Cake | Info Stalls | Music […]

Read more