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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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Catch up on all the latest news and stories from the community-based 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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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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Greater investment is needed for psychosocial mental health supports

Mental Health Coordinating Council welcomes the initiatives in the NSW Budget 2024-2025 with new funding for mental health, but urge the NSW Government to recognise the pressing need for greater investment in psychosocial mental health supports across the state.

The NSW Budget falls short of supporting those experiencing mental health challenges. MHCC is calling for an annual commitment for the next five years for:

  • 230 permanent places for Pathways to Community Living Initiative:
    additional $42 million yearly (for support services, not capital)
  • 10,000 additional Community Living Support packages:
    additional $91.25 million yearly
  • 130 Prevention and Recovery Centres places:
    additional $20.07 million yearly (to support an extra 2,000 people every year)
  • Community-Managed Organisations Workforce Development – Stage 1 Investment:
    $7.17 million yearly (239 new accredited trainees – peer & non-peer)
    $31.07 million yearly (5% workforce growth – 239 new employees)
  • Mental Health Coordinating Council core funding increase:
    additional $1,333,040 yearly

To address the further gaps identified, MHCC calls upon the NSW Government to urgently respond to the recommendations of the recent Mental Health Inquiry report. We ask them to make mental health the priority it needs to be.

We have all the evidence demonstrating what is needed to address the social determinants leading to poor mental health and psychosocial outcomes for the people in NSW. Let’s get on with providing the right support, at the right time, in the right place.

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