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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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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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Our members are community managed mental health organisations, large and small, local and NSW-wide service providers.

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New report presents four key investment priorities for mental health in NSW

2021-22: Our Impact

Mental Health Coordinating Council is pleased to launch our Annual Report for 2021-22. We are proud to have supported and advocated for the community-managed mental health sector during another challenging year for all. As the demand for mental health support services increased, our members continued to work and support the needs of people living with […]

CLS and HASI programs delivering positive outcomes: evaluation report

A three year evaluation of the Community Living Supports and Housing and Accommodation Support Initiative programs has shown people with lived experience participating in the programs liked the programs and most experienced positive outcomes. A team from the University of New South Wales evaluated the programs and produced the Evaluation of NSW Community-based Mental Health […]

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 […]

Resource to support digital service delivery for CMOs

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation and led to a rapid uptake in the use of technology across all levels of service delivery, including the mental health sector. To support best practice in the digital delivery of mental health and community services, Mental Health Coordinating Council has developed the Digital Service Delivery Guide. The […]

New language guide helps us find the right words, because words matter

As more people access mental health services due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and compounding exposure to natural disasters, it is increasingly important that inclusive, safe and positive language around mental health is used in health and support settings. To encourage the use of respectful and accepting language, Mental Health Coordinating Council has […]

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 […]

New project to build allies and champions for the community-based mental health sector

Mental Health Coordinating Council has initiated a new project to deepen understanding and awareness among key New South Wales decision makers of the work done by community-based mental health organisations. As the NSW peak body for community managed organisations, we work to build greater knowledge and understanding of the community managed mental health sector and […]

2022 Federal Budget Preliminary Analysis for community mental health

Sector welcomes increased funding for mental health services in some areas, however, the lack of support for psychosocial services a concern. Mental Health Community Coalition ACT’s Senior Policy and Systemic Advocacy Officer, Corinne Dobson, has provided a preliminary analysis on the Federal Budget and what it means for the sector. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg delivered the […]

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