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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
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Our members are community managed mental health organisations, large and small, local and NSW-wide service providers.Read more
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Join a strong network of community-based mental health organisations delivering better outcomes for people in New South Wales.Read more
Words are important. The language we use and the stories we tell have great significance to all involved.
We may be unaware of how the words we use reflect our attitudes and impact those around us. Words can affect a person’s sense of self and make them feel included or excluded. They can convey hope and optimism or a sense of pessimism and low expectations.
When talking or writing about mental health, think about the language you use.
We’ve developed a printable Quick Reference guide to help you and others begin to change the conversation around mental health.