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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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2023 Mental Health Workforce Survey launched

Navigating the transition from hospitalisation back to everyday life

The experience of being in a mental health unit and then returning to the world can be a difficult transition for people on the road to recovery. “You have very few rights or freedoms when you’re in a mental health unit, and then you’re put back out into the world where you have to stand […]

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. […]

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