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Sunday, 1 January 2006

Beyondblue

Voluntary community service with beyondblue

I am a member of blueVoices, which is the consumer reference group for beyondblue. I enjoy the opportunity to assist beyondblue as I believe it plays an important role in helping Australians improve their health.

I regularly promote beyondblue information materials and their activities on my Facebook and Twitter pages.

Member of blueVoices – the consumer reference group for beyondblue

blueVoices members provide national mental health consumer or carer input into all beyondblue programs. This input varies from giving feedback on new resource development, input into development of beyondblue programs, disseminating materials at events, speaking about personal experience of mental illness at forums or to the media, representation on committees and many other involvements.

November 2012 -Participated in a beyondblue men's mental health awareness focus group
August 2012 - Participant in beyondblue's Uncovering Anxiety market research online community. See here
25/07/2012 - Advice provided on beyondblue Bulletin Board. See here
28/06/2012 - Completed beyondblue website redevelopment survey.
20/06/2012 - Completed beyondblue Brand Positioning - External Survey.
18/06/2012 - Advice provided on beyondblue Bulletin Board. See here
16/06/2012 - Advice provided on beyondblue Bulletin Board. See here
15/6/2012 - Advice provided on beyondblue Bulletin Board. See here
10/8/2011 - Participated as a blueVoices member in LIVE discussion at Reach Out. See here
1/6/2011 - Advice provided on beyondblue Bulletin Board. See here
18/5/2011 - Advice provided on beyondblue Bulletin Board. See here
13/4/2011 - Advice provided on beyondblue Bulletin Board. See here
21/12/2010 - Completed survey for beyondblue regarding Anxiety and Depression Month 2010
18/12/2010 - Advice provided on beyondblue Bulletin Board. See here
17/11/2010 - Promotion of Postnatal Depression Awareness Week Nov 14-20.
14/11/2010 - Advice provided on beyondblue Bulletin Board. See here
14/11/2010 - Advice provided on beyondblue Bulletin Board. See here
14/11/2010 - Advice provided on beyondblue Bulletin Board. See here
9/10/2010 - Advice provided on beyondblue Bulletin Board. See here
6/10/2010 - Advice provided on beyondblue Bulletin Board. See here
1/10/2010 - Advice provided on beyondblue Bulletin Board. See here
1/10/2010 - Completed survey for beyondblue via blueVoices. The University of Melbourne and the Australian Code Compliance Monitoring Committee (CCMC) sought assistance from beyondblue.
29/9/2010 - Interviewed by a Fairfax Community Newspapers journalist from the Hume Weekly for a feature article about beyondblue's Anxiety and Depression Awareness Month October 2010.
28/9/2010 - Special event: Australians travelling beyond blue.
15/9/2010 - beyondblue Depression Awareness Month October 2010. See here
8/9/2010 - Advice provided on beyondblue Bulletin Board. See here
25/8/2010 - Advice provided on beyondblue Bulletin Board. See here
14/8/2010 - Advice provided on beyondblue Bulletin Board. See here
13/8/2010 - Advice provided on beyondblue Bulletin Board. See here.
6/8/2010 - Completed survey for beyondblue. Survey of blueVoices - Members of beyondblue's Consumer and Carer Reference Group.
30/7/2010 - Advice provided on beyondblue Bulletin Board. See here.
27/7/2010 22:05:46 - Provided information comment on SBS Insight website Mental Health forum discussion board about beyondblue Diversity, Multiculturalism and Mental Health information.

My information comment:
"Thank you to SBS Insight for an excellent discussion about mental health. It was interesting to hear the views of some of the audience during the discussion in regard to multicultural differences and how seeking assistance can be difficult due to non-bilingual staff at clinics and hospitals. There is information available on the beyondblue website that caters to many languages. Trust this helps someone. Cheers. http://www.beyondblue.org.au/index.aspx?link_id=102."

SBS Insight forum discussion board.

27/7/2010 - Participated in Live Chat discussion on the SBS Insight website.

Had the opportunity to ask beyondblue CEO Leonie Young this question:
"Question for Leonie Young: Leonie, how much money is beyondblue going to receive from the Federal Government over the next five years?"

Here is Leonie's response:
"Hi Darren, beyondblue has commitment from fed govt for $44m over next 5 years, our programs include the bb website, 24/7 info line, support for pre and postnatal depression initiative, kidsmatter early childhood, kidsmatter primary schools, tackling stigma in the community, workplace programs, rural mh, conducting research, promoting evidence on early intervention and prevention, our programs listed on website at http://www.beyondblue.org.au/."

A full transcript of the Live Chat and the entire program can be read here:
SBS Insight - Mental Health

26/7/2010 - Completed survey for beyondblue and Mental Health Council of Australia.
25/7/2010 - Advice provided on beyondblue Bulletin Board. See here.
7/7/2010 - New member of blueVoices - consumer group for beyondblue. See here

Darren Stones Visual Communications
Journalist - Photographer - Writer
42 Melbourne Avenue
Glenroy, Victoria, Australia 3046
Email: darrengstones@gmail.com
Phone: 03 9306 0100
Mobile: 0419 200 469

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