MHCC undertakes strategic planning across four key priorities and areas of activity:
The community managed mental health sector is a changing and dynamic environment. MHCC works to build the capacity of the sector to meet current challenges and make the most of emerging opportunities.
Leadership, Influence and Reform
There is an increasing focus on the delivery of mental health and other human services from a community base. MHCC actively engages with government, key service delivery and advocacy groups, both state and federal, to ensure people with lived experience have access to well resourced and person centred services.
Research and Development
The evidence base for the work of the community managed mental health sector requires ongoing development. MHCC will look for opportunities, partnerships, collaborations and other ways to promote or conduct relevant research and evaluation activities.
Central to the MHCC's capacity to deliver on its commitments is ensuring it is a sustainable organisation and, beyond this, becomes an employer of choice.
The 2012-15 strategic plan has been developed at a critical juncture in the evolution of community managed mental health services in NSW and Australia. The NSW State government has expressed a desire to establish the community sector as a much bigger part of the NSW mental health service landscape. A major review of its relationship to non government providers in the health area and the structures required to effectively support them is underway.
More information about MHCC's work accross the four key priority areas is available throughout this site.
Monitoring the strategic plan