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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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CMHDARN

CMHDARN Research Skills Webinar Series – What is an evidence base?

Are you conducting research in the mental health and alcohol and other drugs sectors? Do you want to know more about accessing research? What to look for? What to avoid? How research can be translated for your service? Join the next webinar in the CMHDARN research skills webinar series, focusing on how to access, utilise […]

CMHDARN Research Skills webinar series

CMHDARN FREE search Skills webinar series Webinar 4 – Co-design in Research Are you conducting research in the mental health and alcohol and other drugs sectors? Would you like to know more about conducting research with people who have lived experience? The webinar will be interactive, with participants able to ask questions throughout. The next […]

CMHDARN – Research Skills Webinar Series – Developing a Research Question

Developing a question to answer is fundamental to research. A good question gives the research a framework, can help decide the methods used for undertaking the research and will make the research findings meaningful. Without a good question, research can be useless. This webinar will cover how to develop a research question in the mental health […]

CMHDARN – Ethical and Inclusive Research – Webinar

Are you conducting research in the mental health and alcohol and other drugs sectors? How much do you know about conducting research with diverse communities? What is ethical research? What is inclusive research? CMHDARN is hosting a webinar that will explore these questions and more. When conducting research in the mental health and alcohol and other […]

CMHDARN SYMPOSIUM 2019

Exploring the potential – feedback, outcome measures and practice In the community managed Mental Health and Alcohol and other Drug sectors the collection of people’s experiences of services and outcome measures are important priorities. In the context of dynamic funding environments, how is the knowledge gathered from these experiences and measures used to constructively inform […]

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