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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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Mandatory vaccinations and employment conditions

Mandatory vaccinations and employment conditions

New information sheet on mandatory vaccinations and conditions of employment for the community managed mental health sector Mental Health Coordinating Council recognises community mental health organisations and workers face complex considerations around employment conditions and the COVID-19 vaccination. To help provide guidance around these and other complex issues surrounding the vaccine and conditions of employment […]

Advice on COVID-19 Vaccination of Health Care Workers

NSW Ministry of Health Mental Health Branch has provided the following advice to providers on the requirement for health care workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by 30 September 2021. This information is provided by the Ministry regarding the Public Health (COVID-19 Vaccination of Health Care Workers) Order 2021 “In summary, we can confirm that […]

COVID-19 Update – 28 April

JobKeeper Update JobKeeper Directives + Fair Work Changes: Your Comprehensive Guide On 9 April 2020, the Fair Work Act was amended to support the implementation and operation of the JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme (JobKeeper scheme) in Australian workplaces. The new provisions apply to employers who have qualified for the JobKeeper scheme and their eligible employees. […]

Member Questionnaire – Impact of COVID-19

MHCC is in regular contact with NSW and Australian government agencies regarding the impact of COVID-19 on community mental health organisations. We are consulting members to understand your concerns and issues and it will be helpful to our advocacy efforts to have some more detailed information about the issues you are confronting in these unprecedented […]

COVID-19 Update – 15 April

 JobKeeper Update The Bill introducing the JobKeeper payment passed through all stages of Parliament on 8 April 2020. Find further information in relation to this and how the new legislation impacts your business here. The Fair Work Commission  The Fair Work Commission has found gaps in current laws meaning that some employees do not have […]

COVID 19 Update – 7 April

Financial Support and Subsidy Update The Australian Government has announced a range of measures to support organisations with the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic. We know this is a very challenging time for community mental health organisations and MHCC is keen to assist members to become familiar with the financial subsidies available. The information below […]

COVID-19 Update – 31 March

MHCC have been consulting with members about the impact of Coronavirus and communicating issues to both the NSW and Australian Government agencies as appropriate. We understand this is a very challenging time for member organisations and things are changing rapidly. We are keeping members informed about the latest COVID 19 advice through our e-newsletter FYI […]


MHCC is very aware of the impact the COVID-19 outbreak is having on the mental health sector. These are difficult times and in this rapidly changing environment, MHCC is monitoring Australian and NSW Government advice regarding COVID 19 and providing regular updates to members through our weekly e newsletter FYI . We are consulting member […]

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