BEING is driven and directed by our members.

Click here to download a membership form.

As a member of BEING, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Attend the Annual General Meeting & Special General Meetings
  • Vote at Annual General Meetings and Special General Meetings after being a Member for more than 3 months
  • Nominate as a Trustee of BEING (Board member) when positions become available and after being a Member for more than 3 months
  • Vote in new Trustees to the BEING Board after being a Member for more than 3 months
  • Vote in the Office Bearers (Chair, Deputy Chair and Secretary/Public Officer) of the BEING Board after being a Member for more than 3 months

To apply to be a Member, please complete and return the attached forms. There is NO fee charged for Membership, but you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an individual (organisations are not eligible for Membership)
  • Be a resident of NSW
  • Be over the age of 16 years
  • Are not an employee of BEING
  • Have not been an employee of BEING for more than 3 months

 

Frequently Asked Questions

I get the newsletter, am I a Member?
Network NSW is being phased out. We will be writing to all our Network NSW subscribers inviting them to join us as members or associate members (which ever is applicable). If you’re unsure whether you are a full BEING member or a subscriber, please contact us at info@being.org.au providing your full name and date of birth.

I think I’m already a Member, how can I be sure?
To find out if you are a Member contact the office.

Is there a fee to be a Member?
At this stage there is no fee to be a Member or Associate Member.

Who can be a Member?
An individual (organisations are not eligible for Membership) who is

  • A Consumer (a person who has or has had a mental illness)
  • A resident of NSW
  • 16 years and over
  • Not an employee of BEING
  • Has not been an employee of BEING for more than 3 months

Who can be an Associate Member?

  • Anyone who is not a Consumer
  • A resident of NSW
  • 16 years and over
  • Not an employee of BEING
  • Has not been an employee of BEING for more than 3 months

How long is Membership for?
Membership is for as long as you wish to be a member.

Can an organisation be a Member?
No.