As the NSW peak body for people with lived/living experience of mental health issues, BEING – Mental Health Consumers will often have opportunities for mental health consumers to join committees on various topics. See below for current opportunities to get involved.

BEING Co-design Committee

We currently seek two new members for our Co-design Committee and one place is an identified Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander position. This is a paid opportunity. The BEING – Mental Health Consumers Co-design Committee is open to members of the organisation who live with mental health issues (consumers) and who have experience in participating in systemic advocacy and program committee work.

BEING – Mental Health Consumers recognises the importance of including members in the design and development of the services we operate. We view our members as intrinsic to the advocacy work we undertake in influencing policy and service design for people living with mental health issues. Some key works of the co-design committee may include co-design of policies and procedures, information tips and factsheets. There are opportunities for working groups to form from Co-design Committee membership, and these working groups may focus on individual projects and programs.

For more information and how to apply DOWNLOAD OUR EOI HERE

BEING Leadership Academy Co-design Committee

BEING Leadership Academy is our new venture with an exciting range of courses and workshops being developed to provide purposeful education for people living with mental health issues. BEING Leadership Academy is seeking members for its new Co-design Committee. The Co-design Committee will inform the BEING Leadership Academy team by inspiring discussion and sharing ideas on the most relevant courses and resources to guide ongoing program development. We value diversity and inclusivity and encourage all interested in mental health education to apply. This is a paid position. If you have experience in committee work or an understanding of co-design and are keen to be involved in the co-design of our exciting new BEING Leadership Academy, please apply here.

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BEING Youth Committee

Are you between the ages of 16-25 and live in NSW? Are you passionate about social justice and issues affecting youth? Do you have your own lived/living experience of mental health issues, mental distress and/or suicidal ideation or attempts and want to share your story and perspectives? Do you want to influence change on a state level?

The BEING Youth Committee will target the real-life experiences of young people with mental health issues and suicidal thoughts. As an advisory group, the BEING Youth Committee will look at all aspects of the work of BEING – Mental Health Consumers and advise on important project work, policy, system reform, and advocacy needed to bring about change for young people across NSW.

For more information and how to apply DOWNLOAD OUR EOI HERE