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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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Strategic Direction

Strategic Plan 2021 – 2024

Mental Health Coordinating Council’s 2021–2024 Strategic Plan sets out our vision that people living with mental health conditions are supported to live meaningful lives in the communities of their choice. The plan focuses on the following three priority areas of activity:

Leadership, Influence, Advocacy

Engage with decision makers and be a strong voice for community managed mental health organisations to support the delivery of effective, co-designed services for people with a lived experience of mental health conditions.

Capacity, Quality, Impact

Leverage and support the capacity of the community managed mental health sector through the development of a skilled and sustainable workforce, promotion of best-practice approaches and stronger research and data collection.

Culture, Sustainability, Effectiveness

Be a dynamic peak body with robust governance, financial sustainability, an active membership and engaged staff.

Strategic Plan 2021-2024


Strategic Plan 2019 – 2021


The MHCC Board is responsible for monitoring implementation of the strategic plan. A full audit is conducted every 12 months and adjustments made in response to the changing mental health environment.

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