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

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Our response to the NSW Budget 2023-2024

Tribute to outgoing CEO Carmel Tebbutt

Mental Health Coordinating Council farewells former CEO Carmel Tebbutt and thanks her for delivering for the sector, being a great humanitarian and an inspirational leader. We wish her well in her new role. As CEO from 2018 to 2023, Carmel successfully championed the mental health sector, strengthening crucial relationships with key decision makers, expanding access […]

Incoming Government Brief from the community mental health sector

Mental Health Coordinating Council has produced an Incoming Government Brief for the recently elected New South Wales government setting out the role and value of community-managed organisations in the delivery of key mental health services and supports. The Brief outlines opportunities the incoming State Government may wish to prioritise to support people living with mental […]

Key sector leaders come together to discuss shared challenges

Mental Health Coordinating Council holds annual CEO and Senior Managers Forum 2023. From left, Nicole Wade, Women’s and Girls Emergency Centre, Amy Wyndham, Ministry of Health, MHCC’s Corinne Henderson, Stride CEO Drikus van der Merwe and guest speaker Michelle Blanchard, National Mental Health Commission presented to the Forum Leading a mental health service is challenging. […]

OPINION: New York could learn from NSW on mental health and homelessness

This editorial piece by Mental Health Coordinating Council CEO Carmel Tebbutt was published in the Sydney Morning Herald Opinion pages on 17 January 2023 New York can be a magical city to visit – ice skating at the Rockefeller Centre, carriage rides in Central Park, the art galleries and museums. But the city is also […]

Aftershock report: heavy mental health toll in NSW

The heavy, ongoing toll on the mental health of people in NSW from COVID-19 and concurring natural disasters has been highlighted in a new report produced by NSW Council of Social Service, with Mental Health Coordinating Council and a coalition of peak bodies. In economic terms the report shows a staggering $7.4 billion to 2025 […]

Mental health investments in the NSW Budget 2022 – 2023

This is a summary of mental health investments committed by the NSW Government in the 2022 – 2023 Budget. See our media release for more details Mental Health Coordinating Council welcomes the $2.9 billion investment in mental health for 2022 – 2023 announced in the NSW Government’s Budget. The initiatives we particularly highlight include the […]

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