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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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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 overview

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 safety and inclusive practice.

Living with Trauma explores experiences of people living with trauma, coping strategies, and impacts of trauma, how to respond to disclosure, de-escalation strategies, relational work, and self-reflection.

Vicarious Trauma explores developing trauma-informed knowledge for workers and their organisations, definitions and impact of vicarious trauma, self-care, supervision, mentoring and helpful resources.

Come to one or all four!

What you will learn

This training will develop knowledge and skills to:

  • Recognise trauma and its impact
  • Promote safety and inclusivity
  • Assist with de-escalation strategies
  • Respond to disclosure
Who should enrol
  • Members and non-members
  • Anyone working with people with lived experiences of mental health

Register: What is Trauma?    

Register: Safety Making        

Register: Living with Trauma

Register: Vicarious Trauma   

Statement of Participation

A statement of participation will be granted to participants upon satisfactory attendance of the required training sessions.


All of MHCC’s professional development training is available for delivery for organisations either on site at your premises or online. Alternatively, MHCC can tailor a course to suit your specific requirements, contact us to find out more training@mhcc.org.au

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