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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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Online Courses

Advanced Motivational Interviewing

This course is designed to teach skills to support people through change using an effective person-centred approach used widely in therapeutic settings. Course outline Advanced Motivational Interviewing uses a therapeutic, person-centred approach to evoke a person’s own motivation to make change happen. People who are not provided the opportunity to explore their own concerns and […]

Certificate IV in Mental Health

Certificate IV in Mental Health provides an opportunity for participants to build on their on-the-job experience and receive a nationally recognised qualification in mental health.  Course overview Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315) is an ideal entry for anyone looking to develop specialist skills to work supporting people living with a mental health condition. The […]

Introduction to Trauma Informed Practice

This introductory course is a series of four half-day online sessions designed to develop core principles of Trauma Informed Practice. Course details Introduction to Trauma Informed Practice is bite-sized training accessible for all, run over four half day sessions. What is Trauma? explores the biology, types and definitions of trauma. Safety Making explores meanings of […]

Self-care

Practical tools and tips to help manage personal and client wellbeing. Gain a renewed sense of energy and expertise in wellbeing and self-care. Course details Self-care focuses on you! As the saying goes, ‘you can’t pour from an empty cup’ and so during the course, you will learn new skills and tools to help you […]

Responding to Voices: Compassionate approaches and hopeful alternatives

This online workshop is an introduction to the Hearing Voices Approach, a recovery model that aims to provide tools to assist people to alleviate the distress associated with voices. Course details Responding to Voices: Compassionate approaches and hopeful alternatives is an introductory course perfect for anyone new to the Hearing Voices Approach and would like […]

Provide services to people with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues

Build your skills to effectively support clients with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues through this new two-day online workshop. Course outline Many people who experience mental health issues also have co-occurring needs related to drug and alcohol use. Build your skills to effectively support clients with co-existing mental health and Alcohol […]

Introduction to Supported Decision-Making

The training has been designed as continuous professional development activities for Psychosocial Recovery Coaches, but also suits people working in the mental health and human services sectors, people with lived experience, carers and family. Course details Two free training modules providing an introduction to Supported Decision-Making: Module 1: Supported Decision-Making: What it is and why […]

Self-care for leaders

This one-hour online session guides participants through simple, yet effective ways to start giving back to yourself.  Learn how to care for your mind, body and spirit. Course details Participants are taken through practical tools to help support their wellbeing, including simple breathing practices.  This one hour session is based on research-based tools, including mindfulness […]

Understanding and Responding to Trauma

This course provides a comprehensive look at trauma in a social service and healthcare setting, and aims to provide tools to better support people who have experienced trauma. Course outline Do you provide support and practical assistance to people who have experienced trauma? Trauma informed care and recovery-orientated practice is a two-day online workshop designed […]

Safe Storytelling

This online workshop will improve the skills of participants who use their lived experience in service provision. Course details The Safe Storytelling online workshop teaches participants about purposeful, meaningful and sustainable storytelling, which can help guide interactions that require shared storytelling of lived experience. Participants will be given the chance to craft their own purposeful […]

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

This introductory course teaches the fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing for use in person-centred counselling. Course details Motivational Interviewing is a guiding style of communication that uses the principles and practices of person-centred counselling to evoke a conversation with a person about their personal motivation for change. This workshop includes a presentation, group discussion and interactive […]

Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

This highly popular qualification provides Peer Workers with an opportunity to build on their lived experience and on-the-job experience and receive a nationally recognised qualification in mental health. Course overview The peer workforce is the fastest growing mental health workforce in Australia. The Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work (CHC43515) has been developed to […]

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