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:
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 […]Read more
Consumer workshop Date: Friday 14th September 2018 Time: 10 am – 12 noon (please join us for morning tea from 9:30 am) Location: Meeting Room, Collective Purpose, Suite 501, 80 William Street, Woolloomooloo, NSW 2011 What is the workshop about? The aim of this workshop is to get consumers’ perspectives on a new national […]Read more
Time: 10am – 1pm (Registrations open at 9.30) Date: Friday 9th March 2018 Location: Glebe Town Hall, 160 St Johns Road Glebe NSW Alternatives to Suicide is an innovative peer led suicide prevention program from the Massachusetts Recovery Learning Community (USA). Being and inside out & associates australia are pleased to bring Caroline Mazel-Carlton and […]Read more