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BEING is the independent, NSW peak organisation speaking with and for people with lived/living experience of mental health issues and emotional distress. Our primary focus is to ensure the voices of people with mental health issues are heard by decision makers, service providers, and the community, and leads and influences systemic change in services and systems.
BEING is committed to human rights principles of diversity, inclusion, and equity and believes that recovery is possible for all people who live with mental health issues and emotional distress.
With a long standing history of 26 years of operation, BEING is expanding and growing a service provision portfolio, to support people dealing with the day-to-day impacts of mental health issues in their daily living, as well as support the expansion and growth of the lived experience workforce
Our current programs include:
The Manager will coordinate the Suicide Support and Prevention Program at BEING, through leading the growth and promotion of the program, and provide expert and technical support/advice to the Ministry of Health – Mental Health Branch and other government bodies.
The role requires someone who is flexible and adaptive to the changing pace, and growth of the organisation and the Mental Health and Suicide Prevention landscape in NSW and Australia. The Manager will work with people who identify as living with mental health issues and suicidal thoughts or attempts to raise the profile of Suicide supports and prevention within our organisation and raise awareness of the stigma associated with suicide.
Integral to the role is utilising your personal lived/living experience of mental health issues and/or suicide attempts or thoughts, and an understanding of the broader lived/living experience expertise and leadership, and the core principles and values of co-design methodologies of the programs.
BEING is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. This means we apply affirmative action strategies to the employment of people with personal lived/living experience of mental health issues.