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:
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
We have a number of consultations being held in September, on a few different topics. Feedback from these consultations will help inform our advocacy and policy work and Beings direction for the future. A general consultation is one with no specific focus, where you can provide feedback about what is working and not working for […]Read more
A few weeks ago Jaime and Sage visited people with a lived experience of mental health issues in the mid-North Coast to talk about their experience of the mental health system and what changes they would like to see. A major issue for most people we spoke to was how they were treated by staff […]Read more