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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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Resource to support digital service delivery for community managed organisations

Resource to support digital service delivery for community managed organisations

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 […]

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 […]

Creating a safe and inclusive workplace for people living with a mental health condition

This article is part of the Filling your Cup series to improve the health of people working in the community mental health sector. Brought to you by WayAhead Workplaces and Mental Health Coordinating Council and written by Steph Thompson, WayAhead Workplaces Lead. The workplace mental health sector has grown in awareness and understanding of the […]

The design of work – how the structure of the organisation we work for, the work we do and how we do it influence our mental health

  This article is part of the Filling your Cup series to improve the health of people working in the community mental health sector. Brought to you by WayAhead Workplaces and Mental Health Coordinating Council and written by Steph Thompson, WayAhead Workplaces Lead. All workplaces have psychosocial risk factors. Plenty of these will be related […]

Why leaders are so important in supporting good mental health in the workplace and the core competencies needed

This article is part of the Filling your Cup series to improve the health of people working in the community mental health sector. Brought to you by WayAhead Workplaces and Mental Health Coordinating Council and written by Steph Thompson, WayAhead Workplaces Lead. An organisation that is mentally healthy, has a shared vision at all levels […]

Why is workplace mental health important, what is the business case and what are potential barriers?

The first article in the ‘Filling your Cup’ series to improve the health of people working in the community mental health sector. Brought to you by WayAhead Workplaces and Mental Health Coordinating Council and written by Steph Thompson, WayAhead Workplaces Lead. It may seem unnecessary to spend time outlining to those who work in the […]

How trauma-informed toolkit supports practice and care in forensic mental health

In this article Acting Senior Forensic Psychologist with the Problem Behaviour Program, Forensicare Dr Bonnie Albrecht looks at the application of Mental Health Coordinating Council’s Trauma-Informed Care and Practice Organisational Toolkit in a state-wide forensic mental health service. The Community Forensic Mental Health Service (CFMHS) is a Victorian state-wide service, which provides programs for people […]

New MHCC Resource: Collaborating with First Nations People to Enhance Wellbeing

MHCC is pleased to release its Guide to Culturally Safe Practice when working with Australia’s First Nations People. The Guide is a particularly valuable resource at a time when First Nations people in Australia are highlighting the need to end discrimination and improve access to services. The handy two-page resource was developed to assist mental […]

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