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

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

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CLS and HASI programs delivering positive outcomes: evaluation report

A three year evaluation of the Community Living Supports and Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative programs has shown people with lived experience participating in the programs liked the programs and most experienced positive outcomes.

A team from the University of New South Wales evaluated the programs and produced the Evaluation of NSW Community-based Mental Health Programs: Community Living Supports and Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative report. CLS and HASI programs are funded by NSW Health and run to provide supports for people living with severe mental health conditions with the intention of shifting the balance from hospital to community-based care.

Summary of the evaluation report


Factors identified as most important for the success of CLS-HASI


Areas where CLS-HASI was not operating as successfully


HASI/CLS operates across NSW and together support over 1,800 people with severe mental health conditions a year. They are delivered by eight community-managed organisations in partnership with Local Health Districts at a cost of $76 million each year.

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