BEING
Seen

BEING
Connected

BEING
Heard

BEING – Mental Health Consumers is driven and directed by our members. Click here to download a membership form

As a member of BEING – Mental Health Consumers, 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 – Mental Health Consumers (Board member) when positions become available and after being a Member for more than 3 months
  • Vote in new Trustees to the BEING – Mental Health Consumers 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 – Mental Health Consumers 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 – Mental Health Consumers
  • Have not been an employee of BEING – Mental Health Consumers for more than 3 months

Frequently Asked Questions

I get the newsletter, am I a Member?
Not necessarily. If you’re unsure whether you are a full BEING – Mental Health Consumers 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 us at info@being.org.au

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 identifies as having lived/living experience of mental health issues)
  • A resident of NSW
  • 16 years and over
  • Not an employee of BEING – Mental Health Consumers
  • Has not been an employee of BEING – Mental Health Consumers 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 – Mental Health Consumers
  • Has not been an employee of BEING – Mental Health Consumers 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.