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About the sector
The community managed mental health sector is a key provider of mental health services and supports to people in the community.Read more
Find detailed information on the work we do to support the community managed mental health sector.Read more
Mental Health Rights Manual
An online guide to help explain your legal and human rights in the mental health and human services systems in New South Wales.Read more
Recovery Oriented Language Guide
Words are important. The language we use and the stories we tell have great significance to all involved.See the guide
Build on your lived experience or on-the-job experience and receive a nationally recognised qualification.Read more
Contact us to design a professional development solution for your workforce and organisation.Read more
Our members are community managed mental health organisations, large and small, local and NSW-wide service providers.Read more
Become a member
Join a strong network of community-based mental health organisations delivering better outcomes for people in New South Wales.Read more
The CMHDARN Research Ethics Consultation Committee can now offer guidance on research projects on mental health and alcohol and other drugs. The Community Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Research Network (CMHDARN) is a partnership between MHCC, the Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA) and the Mental Health Commission of NSW.
CMHDARN encourages researchers to participate in a process of peer-review regarding ethical issues to promote ethical conduct in practice-based research. CMHDARN will support community managed mental health and AOD sectors to both implement and demonstrate ethical research in their workplace. The Research Ethics Committee will meet to explore your application, provide feedback, ask questions and make recommendations.