Being Herd

Being Herd is a two day workshop where young people share their  stories to help breakdown the stigma associated with mental health.

Our Programs

The two day workshop brings together a small group of young people to learn how to confidently share their lived experience with mental ill-health or what it’s been like supporting someone else.

The workshop focuses on highlighting the steps you took to get support, what has helped in your recovery or management of your experiences and how you can share your story in a safe and effective way for yourself and other young people.

Upcoming Dates


  • Tamworth, 22nd – 23rd
  • ANU, Canberra 29th Feb – 1st Mar
  • Melbourne – International Students – 29th Feb – 1st Mar


  • Armidale, 14th – 15th
  • Victoria, 28th – 29th


  • Brisbane, 23rd – 24th

More 2020 dates coming soon!

Who will hear you

The aim of the program is to enable you to tell your story in a constructive and empowering way that may one day benefit another person going through a difficult time.

After participating in the workshop you may also have the opportunity to undergo further training to become a batyr speaker, where you will tailor your storytelling to share your experience.


Learn to share your story

“This workshop is one of the best things I have done. If my story can help even one person, it’s worth it..”

Murray, Being Herd Participant

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young people

story of the month

Ricky || finding the stars of mental illness

“A certain kind of darkness is needed to see the stars.”

I’ve always turned to this quote when describing my experience with mental ill-health. Because, as much as depression has been a blanket of darkness cast over me, it’s also provided a backdrop which allows other parts of my life to really ‘shine’. These are some of those stars — the more positive things my experience with mental ill-health has given me…

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Every person relates differently and your story may

Change someone else’s life