Education. Opportunities. Pathways.

BEING Leadership Academy is offering a range of short courses and workshops developed to enhance knowledge, build skills and to open educational pathways for people living with mental health issues in NSW. 

The focus of the BEING Leadership Academy is to deliver consumer-led, progressive and inclusive education. Through a collaborative approach to adult education, BEING Leadership Academy aims to engage with learners, share knowledge and open opportunities, while fostering positive relationships within our diverse community.

BEING – Mental Health Consumers has recently partnered with the Nottingham Recovery College, UK, to co-design and co-produce courses aligned with our values of inclusivity and which are informed by recovery-oriented and trauma-informed practices.

Courses and workshops will be delivered in-person and online, facilitated by experienced and skilled Peer Educators.

BEING Leadership Academy has three key education streams – Speak Up, Peer Up and Lead Up – each comprised of a number of short courses and workshops.

For more information on these progressive learning pathways and to find out how to enrol, click the links below or email us at

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Speak Up

The Speak Up program includes introductory courses and workshops for people living with mental health issues to gain purposeful and safe education, while building individual capacity and confidence for achieving further education and employment opportunities.

Peer Up

The Peer Up program focuses on a broad and practical range of mental health peer work courses, workshops and professional development skillsets.

Lead Up

The Lead Up program provides more intensive education, focusing on employment and leadership skills to strengthen the current consumer leaders and develop future new leaders.

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