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 – Mental Health Consumers Co-design Committee

We currently seek two new members for our BEING – Mental Health Consumers 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 people 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 consumer voices in the design and development of the services we operate and view our members as intrinsic to the advocacy work we undertake in influencing policy and service design for people living with mental health issues. We have established a Co-design Committee to assist us with our advocacy work and the establishment of several exciting new programs. 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.

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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 – Mental Health Consumers Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Advisory Committee

BEING – Mental Health Consumers invites expressions of interest from people with lived experience of mental health issues who identify as members of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities to participate in a new BEING – Mental Health Consumers CALD Advisory Committee. This newly established Committee is focused on mental health issues and challenges specifically affecting CALD communities. The BEING – Mental Health Consumers Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Advisory Committee will share community perspectives and provide input to assist us with our broader policy and advocacy work as well as other programs.

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BEING – Mental Health Consumers Rural and Remote Communities Committee

BEING – Mental Health Consumers invites expressions of interest from people with lived experience of mental health issues who reside in a rural or remote community in NSW to participate in the BEING – Mental Health Consumers Rural and Remote Communities Committee.

This newly established committee is focused on mental health issues and challenges specifically affecting people outside of our big cities who live with the unique challenges of distance. This is a paid position.

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BEING – Mental Health Consumers 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 – Mental Health Consumers Youth Committee will target the real-life experiences of young people who live with mental health issues and suicidal thoughts. As an advisory group, the BEING – Mental Health Consumers 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.

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