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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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Find detailed information on the work we do to support the community managed mental health sector.

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Catch up on all the latest news and stories from the community-based mental health sector.

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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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Report shows significant growth in the community mental health workforce

Report shows significant growth in the community mental health workforce

A new report from Mental Health Coordinating Council finds the community mental health workforce is growing at pace, and demand for a larger and more skilled workforce is set to continue. The Mental Health Workforce Profile: Community Managed Organisations Report 2021 launched in September 2021 collects much needed data on the people driving community managed […]

View From the Peak Out Now !

Our latest edition of View From the Peak is out now. Read about our Certificate II Mental Health training pilot, the CMHDARN Symposium, our Community Education Engagement Package, a more accessible Mental Health Rights Manual, NDIS updates, member profiles, resources round-up and more !

Tracking transitions of people from PIR, PHaMs and D2DL into the NDIS – Interim Report

Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA) and the University have today released the phase 2 report on the Commonwealth Mental Health Programs Monitoring project. The project is tracking the transition of people from national mental health programs –  Partners in Recovery (PIR), Personal Helpers and Mentors(PHaMS) and Support for Day to Day Living (D2DL). It is […]

View from the Peak – February 2019

Check out the February interactive edition of View from the Peak available online now In this issue: From the CEO Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work Graduation day MHCC Members survey CMHDARN grant recipients MHCC community inclusion projects TICPOT launch Social benefit bonds feature Members profile: Sydney Drug Education & Counselling Centre New resources and […]

Mental Health Matters: Future Investment Priorities for NSW

MHCC has released a significant new report that identifies key priorities for community mental health investment. The report, Mental Health Matters: Future Investment Priorities for NSW, calls for greater resources for mental health services and to shift the emphasis from hospital treatment towards prevention and community support. Compared to other states, NSW spends the lowest […]

MHCC 2017/18 Annual Report

Our Annual Report charts a year of change both within our organisation and the sector. MHCC has supported a strong community-managed mental health sector with policy leadership, research, training and resources. The report shows the progression of our recognised expertise in peer workforce development, recovery-oriented practice, trauma-informed care and the NDIS, all of which are highly valued […]

View from the Peak – October 2018

Check out the October interactive edition of View from the Peak available online now In this issue: MHCC CEO and Senior Managers Lunchtime Forum on Young People and Mental Health From the CEO Monitoring and Safeguards: Protecting the Rights of People Receiving Support from CMOs MHCC Activities At a Glance CMHDARN Symposium NDIS Challenges and […]

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