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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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Find detailed information on the work we do to support the community managed mental health sector.

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Catch up on all the latest news and stories from the community-based mental health sector.

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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: Realising rights and the voices of older people with lived experience

5 December 2022 — 2:00pm

Online via Zoom

Join the latest webinar in our Advocates & Allies series and hear how organisations and communities can meet the needs and aspirations of older people with lived experiences of mental health and disability through collaboration, capacity building, supported decision making and recovery.

Monday 5 December

Hear from the NSW Ageing and Disability CommissionerRobert Fitzgerald and Acting Director Older People’s Mental Health Policy Unit, NSW Ministry of Health, Elizabeth Abbott about engaging with older people and people with disability, promoting systemic reform and best practice, and how lived experience informs their work. You will hear about collaborations and the interface across the broader services system, including with community-mananged organisations.

There will also be an opportunity to engage in a Q&A session hosted by Mental Health Coordinating Council CEO, Carmel Tebbutt.


Robert Fitzgerald AM
Commissioner, NSW Ageing and Disability Commission

Elizabeth Abbott
Acting Director, Older People’s Mental Health Policy Unit, Mental Health Branch, NSW Ministry of Health

Bryan Hoolahan

Senior Policy Officer, Older Persons Mental Health Policy Unit, Mental Health Branch, NSW Ministry of Health

Book your place at this free sector development event.

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