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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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Advocates & Allies: Inclusive Practice with LGBTIQ+ People

Join the latest webinar in our Advocates & Allies series as we hear about how service culture can help LGBTIQ+ people take control of their mental health and how it can support better outcomes for them and their communities. Become more aware of LGBTIQ+ experience in some services and the difficulties people have when services […]

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 […]

Advocates & Allies: Learn more about the Towards Zero Suicides Initiative

Webinar on the Towards Zero Suicides initiative  Join the latest in our series of free Advocates & Allies webinars as we explore the Towards Zero Suicides initiative and its interface with the community-managed mental health sector. Gain a better understanding: of the initiative and its development the interface with the community-managed sector and across the broader service sector how consumers […]

Free Webinar: Future directions for NDIS psychosocial disability quality and safeguarding

About the Webinar The tenth and final Embracing Change webinar explores significant NDIS psychosocial disability quality and safeguarding themes and future directions for the Sector informed by the Embracing Change Project Report to be launched at this Webinar. The Embracing Change Project Report will draw on the National Forum survey responses and deal with key […]

Free Webinar: First Nations People, Mental Health and the NDIS

Join MHCC and special guests June Riemer and Paul Callcott from The First Peoples Disability Network for this FREE webinar. This will cover the unique needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with a Psychosocial Disability, when it comes to accessing the NDIS. Hear about the important role that culture, community and country […]

Embracing Change Webinar 7 

NDIS Practice Standards in Psychosocial Supports: Worker Screening & Requirements The seventh Embracing Change webinar focuses on NDIS Worker Screening & Requirements. Learn about worker screening & requirements regarding NDIS psychosocial disability workers and hear from an NDIS service provider about human resources and professional development systems which give effect to these requirements. Speakers include […]

LGBTIQ+ People, Mental Health and the NDIS

Accessing the NDIS can be a journey. This free webinar is for LGBTIQ+ people who would like to seek mental health support through the NDIS, and for services that support LGBTIQ+ people. Everyone has the right to access services, free from discrimination and marginalization. LGBTIQ+ people have the right to respectful and non-judgmental mental health […]

Advocates & Allies: Empowering Mental Health Workers in NSW – Health Care Complaints Commission

Join MHCC for the first in a series of interactive webinars on the agencies, programs and processes that form the mental health system in NSW. This series is for anyone working in mental health who wants to build advocacy skills to support people with mental health conditions to navigate a complex service system. On 17 […]

MHCC Member Webinar with Dr Leanne Beagley

Meet Mental Health Australia CEO at MHCC’s next Member Webinar. Dr Leanne Beagley, Mental Health Australia CEO, will be guest speaker at MHCC’s next webinar for CEOs and Senior Managers. Join the forum where member organisations can meet Leanne and discuss the latest developments in national mental health reform. Not a member? Join MHCC today

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 […]

Supporting Community Connection

How can you help people in your community living with mental health challenges? Join us for the final webinar as we launch the final learning materials, ‘Good Practice Guide and Final Report’ and celebrate the lived experience co-design of the project and its learning opportunities. The learning opportunities are important in the COVID-19 environment where […]

FREE WEBINAR – NDIS Quality & Safeguards: Behaviour Support under the NDIS

The sixth Embracing Change webinar focuses on behaviour support under the NDIS. This webinar will be guided by the requirements of the Specialist Behaviour Support Module and the Implementing Behaviour Support Plans Module of the NDIS Practice Standards together with The Positive Behaviour Support Capability Framework. You will learn about: Behaviour support requirements under the […]

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