The Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) is the peak body for community mental health organisations in New South Wales.
Our membership is primarily comprised of not-for-profit Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) whose business or activity is wholly or in part, related to the promotion or delivery of services for the wellbeing and recovery of people with mental health problems and organisations that support carers and families of people with a mental health problem. Membership also includes Associate Members such as Area Health Services, legal or medical organisations, disability, housing, employment and education who have an interest in mental health education, promotion and recovery oriented service delivery. Individuals not representing a specific organisation may become subscription members.
MHCC established the Learning and Development Unit (LDU) in 2007 in recognition of the need for mental health specific training and other workforce development products and services to member organisations and others interested in improving their responsiveness to mental health issues. The LDU is now an accredited Registered Training Organisation which delivers nationally recognised qualifications including the Certificate IV in Mental Health, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Diploma of Community Services (Mental Health), Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, Other Drugs and Mental Health), Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management and other courses specifically designed to meet the needs of the Community Mental Health workforce.