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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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Professional Development

Understanding Medication

Helping people you support to understand and manage their medication. Course overview For many people medication is a part of their recovery journey. For people living with a mental health condition, having an understanding of the impact of medication can increase their sense of control over their health and recovery. Feel more confident to support […]

Safe Storytelling

This online workshop will improve the skills of participants who use their lived experience in service provision. Course overview 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 […]

Motivational Interviewing

Support people through change via an effective person-centred approach used widely in therapeutic settings.¬† Course details Motivational Interviewing (MI) 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 fears are unlikely to sustain the changes they make. […]

Responding to the Risk of Suicide

This course teaches participants simple, effective interventions and skills that can save lives and provide support to people at risk of suicide. Course details Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians between the ages of 15 and 44 years. The impact of suicide has a devastating impact on families, friends and whole communities. […]

Working with Voices

This immersive one-day workshop equips participants with the tools and confidence to support people who experience voice hearing. Course details Working with Voices is designed to build better understanding, acceptance and support in front-line staff working in the mental health and social service sectors. The workshop includes a simulated experience of hearing voices, where participants […]

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