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

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

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2023 Mental Health Workforce Survey launched

Mental Health Coordinating Council has launched our third biennial Mental Health Workforce Survey for community-managed organisations.

We are inviting MHCC Member Organisations to take part in this important data collection and help gather information that will be used to advocate on behalf of the sector on workforce issues.

The MHCC Workforce Survey is the only primary collection of workforce data from the community-managed mental health sector in New South Wales and gathers important insights into workforce issues and trends. Results will be released in our Mental Health Workforce Profile in mid-November.

Since 2019 MHCC has been one of the few mental health peak bodies in Australia exploring the current mental health workforce in the community managed sector.

Workforce Profiles in 2019 and 2021

Workforce surveys have been conducted and reports from these published in 2019 and 2021. These reports have provided crucial benchmarks with which to understand workforce issues and trends.

Now, a third survey has been launched and it is more important than ever for people to respond considering the many issues facing the sector. This third survey will provide a critical third data point providing a more accurate analysis of future workforce trends.

We are urging our Members to please respond to the survey and provide your thoughts and views on the issues that matter most. The results will enable us as your peak body to lobby effectively and with proper understanding.

A high response rate for this survey is crucial to the Survey’s success.

How to complete the Survey

The Survey consists of a set of questions that gather data on your current workforce profile, workforce shortages and future workforce needs.

  • The Workforce Survey is only sent to MHCC Member organisations. We are dependent on your support for this important piece of work
  • The Survey has been sent for you to complete on behalf of your organisation
  • The Survey consists of a set of questions that can be completed by member representatives or HR and finance teams

Insights into workforce have never been more important. We know that workforce growth and sustainability are among the most pressing issues facing community-managed mental health organisations. Results gathered will be used to advocate on behalf of our members for increased focus on workforce issues.

Member organisations will have received the Survey through an email to their organisation’s MHCC Member Representative.

The Workforce Survey closes on Monday 25 September 2023.

If you have any questions or need support filling in the Survey please contact our Survey Researchers or Principal Policy Advisor.



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