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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.

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Annual Reports

Find detailed information on the work we do to support the community managed mental health sector.

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Latest news

Catch up on all the latest news and stories from the community-based mental health sector.

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Sector events

Discover a range of ways to connect and learn through our events, forums and talks.

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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.

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Recovery Oriented Language Guide

Words are important. The language we use and the stories we tell have great significance to all involved.

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Registered training

Build on your lived experience or on-the-job experience and receive a nationally recognised qualification.

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Customised training

Contact us to design a professional development solution for your workforce and organisation.

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Our members

Our members are community managed mental health organisations, large and small, local and NSW-wide service providers.

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Become a member

Join a strong network of community-based mental health organisations delivering better outcomes for people in New South Wales.

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COVID-19 Update – 15 April

 JobKeeper Update

The Bill introducing the JobKeeper payment passed through all stages of Parliament on 8 April 2020. Find further information in relation to this and how the new legislation impacts your business here.

The Fair Work Commission 

The Fair Work Commission has found gaps in current laws meaning that some employees do not have a legal entitlement to self-isolate for two weeks if their employers do not grant permission. The workplace tribunal has announced plans to give unpaid “pandemic leave” and more annual leave at half pay to millions of workers.

The Commission has proposed changing 103 of the 122 industrial awards (Awards directly cover about 20 per cent of all workers, with many more drawing their pay and conditions from them). The proposal includes two weeks of unpaid pandemic leave accessible to all workers, whether full-time, part-time or casual. Only people required to isolate by the government or on medical advice would be able to access it. The Commission has also proposed allowing businesses to offer their workers twice their annual leave at half the regular rate of pay.

The Australian Council of Trade Unions is assessing the Commission’s proposal. Unions and business groups have been invited to give feedback on the proposed changes, with a hearing scheduled for 15 April and a final decision after that.

Advice Concerning the COVID-19 Legislation Amendment (Emergency Measures) Act 2020 

Interim legislative amendments have been assented to by NSW Parliament which may affect consumers you support, who may be concerned about forthcoming inquiries and hearings.  The changes mean that:

A Practice Direction has been issued which applies to hearings listed from 30 March 2020. This also affects Forensic Hearings.

NSW Health Information for Funded NGOs 

The following resources are now available from the NSW Health website –

*Find MHCC’s regularly updated list of COVID-19 resources here*

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