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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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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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Our members are community managed mental health organisations, large and small, local and NSW-wide service providers.

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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

24 March 2022 — 2:00pm

Online via Zoom

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 do not pay attention to their perspectives and particular needs.

Thursday 24 March 2022
2:00pm to 3:15pm

Hear from Chris Keyes at Central & Eastern Sydney PHN and Genevieve Whitlam at ACON about their work, collaboration and the particular programs directed towards supporting the needs of LGBTIQ+ people dealing with mental health and Alcohol and Other Drugs issues.

Information about services and resources and the partnership project developing LGBTIQ+ Practice Guidelines with input from MHCC (shortly to be launched) will also be provided.

Georgie Hartigan, Mental Health Peer Worker at ACON will also talk about her role as a peer specialist and the relatively new experience of peer integration into a clinical service delivery context.


Chris Keyes
Drug Health Manager, Central & Eastern Sydney PHN
Genevieve Whitlam
Associate Director, Client & Clinical services, ACON
Georgie Hartigan
Mental Health Peer Worker, Community Health Promotion Officer Suicide Prevention Programs, ACON

Book your place in this free sector development event.

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