BEING - Mental Health Consumers

BEING – Mental Health Consumers is the independent, NSW peak organisation speaking with and for people with lived/living experience of mental health issues and emotional distress. Our primary focus is to ensure the voices of people with mental health issues are heard by decision makers, service providers, and the community, to lead and influence systemic change in services and systems.

BEING – Mental Health Consumers is committed to human rights principles of diversity, inclusion and equity, and believes that recovery is possible for all people who live with mental health issues and emotional distress.

With a long standing history of 26 years of operation, BEING – Mental Health Consumers is expanding and growing a service provision portfolio, to support people dealing with the day-to-day impacts of mental health issues in their daily living, as well as supporting the expansion and growth of the lived experience workforce.

Our Values

The lived experience of people is fundamental to all that BEING – Mental Health Consumers does and our work is underpinned by a commitment to upholding international human rights. BEING – Mental Health Consumers holds the following values:

Respect and dignity for all to enable inclusion
Social justice and equity to ensure participation
Belief in recovery to make it possible for every individual to recover
Integrity to ensure transparency and accountability
Fidelity to ensure the legitimate representation of the views of consumers