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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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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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Community sector supporting preventative care for people with mental health conditions

Community sector supporting preventative care for people with mental health conditions

Community psychosocial organisations play a valuable role preventing physical poor health in people with mental health conditions, a recent study by the University of Newcastle described in a peer reviewed paper co-authored by Mental Health Coordinating Council. People living with mental health conditions have a reduced life expectancy of approximately 10 years compared to the […]

Your Experience of Service – Community Managed Organisations (YES-CMO)

What is YES-CMO? The Your Experience of Service- Community Managed Organisations (YES-CMO) questionnaire is currently being piloted in the NSW community managed mental health sector. The YES-CMO questionnaire is designed to gather information from people with a lived experience of mental health conditions about the support they receive from CMOs.  By better understanding the experience […]

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 […]

Ethical Guidance on Research

The CMHDARN Research Ethics Consultation Committee can now offer guidance on research projects on mental health and alcohol and other drugs. The Community Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Research Network (CMHDARN) is a partnership between MHCC, the Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA) and the Mental Health Commission of NSW. CMHDARN encourages researchers […]

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