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BEING in the Country

Thursday 27 May // Wests Diggers Club, Kable Avenue

BEING is proud to present the 2015  Recovery Conference, BEING in the Country to be held in Tamworth this May! At this one-day only event consumers are encouraged to connect with one an other, share their stories and skills of mental health and wellbeing and to learn about recovery.

Former rugby league player and mental health advocate, Wayne Wigham, will be speaking to consumers about his personal experience of mental illness. 

Consumers will also have the opportunity participate in rousing discussions with our panel of consumer speakers, and connect with other consumers at the fantastic workshops and 'World Cafe', inspiring each other along the journey of recovery.

Register now with our Eventbrite page!

Continuing to advocate for consumer priorities post-election

Leading up to the NSW Election in March, our policy team was busy raising awareness of the six priorities in our Election Agenda that mental health consumers said the State Government needs to act on: inclusive communities, housing, transport, employment, legal assistance, and mental health education and support for young people. 

We contacted all members of the NSW Parliament at the time to draw their attention to these priorities. Some of them responded and we have posted up two responses on our website. One of them is from the Baird Government, and the other is from Alex Greenwich, Member for Sydney. We also met with Jenny Leong, who is now the Member for Newtown, to discuss some of the priorities in the Election Agenda and the need for a whole-of-government approach to mental health. 

The NSW Election is over, but we will continue to advocate for the priorities in the Election Agenda. Thank you to everyone who helped raise awareness of the priorities, or supported us in any way.  Feel free to use the Election Agenda as a resource when contacting politicians and others about any of the priorities it covers. 

The Election Agenda and the responses we received can be found here

Other news

MH-CoPES has changed to YES

The Your Experience of Service (YES) questionnaire is replacing MH-CoPES as the data collection method for consumer feedback in New South Wales public health services. The overall framework remains the same, with action and change being an integral part of the quality improvement process.

This exciting new questionnaire is designed to gather information from consumers about their experience of mental health services. The questionnaire was developed with consumer input throughout the entire process.

For more about YES, visit our webpage here.

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Fulltime Peer Support Worker Manager role 

The Consumer Peer Support Worker will draw upon their lived experience of mental health challenges and their personal recovery journey, to develop empathic relationships and support personal recovery for mental health consumers of the South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD).

This is a temporary Full Time Position. You can access more information here.


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Empowered Communities 
Black and White, Across Australia

Call for Expressions of Interest
Disability and Mental Health

The Empowered Communities model has been developed by Indigenous Community leaders in eight regions of Australia to drive holistic development and eliminate disadvantage over a 10 year period. It harnesses resources that would otherwise be wasted on fragmented services and ineffectual programs to empower individuals, families and communities. 

Civil Society Australia is working with communities in implementing this model in non-Indigenous communities. We are seeking expressions of interest from communities and community leaders in disability and mental health wishing to participate.

To express your interest, or for more information, follow the 'read more' link below!

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ON 7.5.2015

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BEING’s vision is for all people with a lived experience of mental illness to participate as valued citizens in the communities they choose.

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