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Being | Mental Health & Wellbeing Consumer Advisory Group

Contact

Name: Rachael Laidler

Position: Projects Officer

Email: rachael.laidler@being.org.au

Address

Suite 501, 80 William Street

Woolloomooloo

Sydney 2000

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Our Mission / Objective

BEING is the independent, state-wide peak organisation for people with a lived experience of mental illness (consumers). We work with consumers to achieve and support systemic change. BEING acts as a bridge between mental health consumers and the government.


An essential part of our role is to encourage mental health consumers to provide input into decision making at all levels concerning the way mental health services are provided.


We gather information and lobby the decision makers about issues relevant to the mental health system. We seek to influence legislation and policy introduced by the government where it affects the lives of mental health consumers. BEING also keeps people informed of what is happening in the state through our Network.


We also gather information through our interactive website, committees, consumer groups, forums and research about consumers’ experiences of mental health services, the improvements they would like to see and what they expect from government. This helps produce the evidence we need to lobby for changes to legislation and policy.

Our Beneficiaries

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

Projects in Progress

Recovery in Art is an Exhibition hosted annually by BEING. The aim of the Exhibition is to engage the community, and promote the skills and abilities of artists with a lived experience of mental illness. The Exhibition is a celebration of both the artistic expression of mental health consumers, as well as the positive role art has played in many people’s mental health recovery.


This event aims to:



  1. Promote the inclusion and participation of people with a lived experience of mental illness within the community.

  2. Promote the diverse skills and abilities of people with a lived experience of mental illness to the broader community.

  3. Provide an opportunity for the wider community to learn about mental health, mental illness and related issues

  4. Provide an opportunity for people with a lived experience of mental illness and the broader community to interact with each other, and develop shared understanding.

  5. Build partnerships with groups, agencies and organisations within and beyond the mental health services sector to help reduce the silos.

  6. Provide practical and professional experience for those undertaking student placement in a range of non-mental health related disciplines, such as media & communications, design, events management and more.


 


For the 2017 Recovery in Art Exhibition, we are looking to find sponsors to collaborate with, with the goal of engaging the local community more widely, and providing opportunities for mental health consumers to work with BEING and to support the project.


As a not-for-profit & non-government organisation, our funding allows for a limited budget dedicated to this exhibition. We are proposing a partnership, which would enable BEING to direct our resources to make this event more vibrant, accessible and engaging to the wider community.


2015 Recovery in Art Exhibition


The 2015 Exhibition was held at The Muse, Sydney TAFE Ultimo and showcased over 50 artworks from artists across NSW. The opening day alone drew over 100 people. This included attendance by special guests: the Governor of NSW and the NSW Mental Health Commissioner.  Artists of the 2015 exhibition interviewed with Sydney Media agencies The Sunday Telegraph and 2SER, furthering mental health awareness to wider Sydney community.


For more information click here.

Our People

CEO

Peri O'Shea,

Names of Board Members

BEING’s 2016 Board Members are:



  1. Irene Gallagher

  2. Virginia Divall

  3. Fayez Nour

  4. Rosanne Feneley

  5. Jodie Ingram

  6. Sunny Hemraj

  7. Robyn Maurice

  8. Mandy Miles

  9. Katherine Gill

  10. Bani Aadam

Registration Information

ABN

82 549 537 349

Tax Deductible

No

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

If you wish to make a bequest to Being,  please ensure to include us as New South Wales Consumer Advisory Group Inc. t/a. BEING.

General Donations

If you would like to make a donation to Being, please follow this link.

Work with us

For more information on our current employment opportunities, follow this link.

Volunteer with us

Students on placement and volunteers are an integral part of what we do, their support and assistance are invaluable in delivering our programs, projects, operational and administrative work. We often have opportunities for volunteers and student placements at Being in the areas of health promotion, policy and research, event management, social media communication, marketing, grant writing, operational policy development and review, administration and more!


http://collectivepurpose.org.au/?s=volunteer

Our Annual Reports

Our Mission / Objective

BEING is the independent, state-wide peak organisation for people with a lived experience of mental illness (consumers). We work with consumers to achieve and support systemic change. BEING acts as a bridge between mental health consumers and the government.


An essential part of our role is to encourage mental health consumers to provide input into decision making at all levels concerning the way mental health services are provided.


We gather information and lobby the decision makers about issues relevant to the mental health system. We seek to influence legislation and policy introduced by the government where it affects the lives of mental health consumers. BEING also keeps people informed of what is happening in the state through our Network.


We also gather information through our interactive website, committees, consumer groups, forums and research about consumers’ experiences of mental health services, the improvements they would like to see and what they expect from government. This helps produce the evidence we need to lobby for changes to legislation and policy.

Our Beneficiaries

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

Projects in Progress

Recovery in Art is an Exhibition hosted annually by BEING. The aim of the Exhibition is to engage the community, and promote the skills and abilities of artists with a lived experience of mental illness. The Exhibition is a celebration of both the artistic expression of mental health consumers, as well as the positive role art has played in many people’s mental health recovery.


This event aims to:



  1. Promote the inclusion and participation of people with a lived experience of mental illness within the community.

  2. Promote the diverse skills and abilities of people with a lived experience of mental illness to the broader community.

  3. Provide an opportunity for the wider community to learn about mental health, mental illness and related issues

  4. Provide an opportunity for people with a lived experience of mental illness and the broader community to interact with each other, and develop shared understanding.

  5. Build partnerships with groups, agencies and organisations within and beyond the mental health services sector to help reduce the silos.

  6. Provide practical and professional experience for those undertaking student placement in a range of non-mental health related disciplines, such as media & communications, design, events management and more.


 


For the 2017 Recovery in Art Exhibition, we are looking to find sponsors to collaborate with, with the goal of engaging the local community more widely, and providing opportunities for mental health consumers to work with BEING and to support the project.


As a not-for-profit & non-government organisation, our funding allows for a limited budget dedicated to this exhibition. We are proposing a partnership, which would enable BEING to direct our resources to make this event more vibrant, accessible and engaging to the wider community.


2015 Recovery in Art Exhibition


The 2015 Exhibition was held at The Muse, Sydney TAFE Ultimo and showcased over 50 artworks from artists across NSW. The opening day alone drew over 100 people. This included attendance by special guests: the Governor of NSW and the NSW Mental Health Commissioner.  Artists of the 2015 exhibition interviewed with Sydney Media agencies The Sunday Telegraph and 2SER, furthering mental health awareness to wider Sydney community.


For more information click here.

Our People

CEO

Peri O'Shea,

Names of Board Members

BEING’s 2016 Board Members are:



  1. Irene Gallagher

  2. Virginia Divall

  3. Fayez Nour

  4. Rosanne Feneley

  5. Jodie Ingram

  6. Sunny Hemraj

  7. Robyn Maurice

  8. Mandy Miles

  9. Katherine Gill

  10. Bani Aadam

Registration Information

ABN

82 549 537 349

Tax Deductible

No

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

If you wish to make a bequest to Being,  please ensure to include us as New South Wales Consumer Advisory Group Inc. t/a. BEING.

General Donations

If you would like to make a donation to Being, please follow this link.

Work with us

For more information on our current employment opportunities, follow this link.

Volunteer with us

Students on placement and volunteers are an integral part of what we do, their support and assistance are invaluable in delivering our programs, projects, operational and administrative work. We often have opportunities for volunteers and student placements at Being in the areas of health promotion, policy and research, event management, social media communication, marketing, grant writing, operational policy development and review, administration and more!


http://collectivepurpose.org.au/?s=volunteer

Our Annual Reports

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