NSW CAG 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 illness 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 9332 0200.
In September, Elena and Kirsten visited Wagga and sat down with some local consumers to talk about mental health reform and what issues are important to people with lived experience in Wagga. It was great to see some familiar faces, and some new ones. An issue of real importance to participants was community supports for […]Read more
In August this year, Elena and Emma visited Newcastle to hold a consultation to hear people’s feedback on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), and another to hear about their experiences of the mental health system in the Newcastle area. The outcomes of these consultations have now been transcribed and summarised into a report. Click […]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