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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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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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Build on your lived experience or on-the-job experience and receive a nationally recognised qualification.

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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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Join a strong network of community-based mental health organisations delivering better outcomes for people in New South Wales.

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CMHDARN Research Skills webinar series

20 November 2020 — 10:30am


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 webinar in the CMHDARN Research Skills webinar series will explore co-design; what it means, how to engage with co-design in research in a meaningful way and how to get started.

A bit about the presenters:

Brett Bellingham and Holly Kemp are consumer researchers at the University of Sydney who have lived experience expertise, as well as expertise in peer support work, mad studies and consumer/survivor/ex-patient explanatory frameworks. Jo River is an academic at the University of Sydney and a social scientist specialising in mental health. Jo brings expertise in social theory and research methodologies to the collaboration.

Brett, Holly and Jo have been working together on various co-production projects since 2017, and recently they co-founded ‘The Coproduction Collective’ with colleagues from the University of Technology. The Collective brings together consumer researchers and ‘conventional’ or non-lived experience researchers to do co-production work exploring experiences of mental distress and extreme states, drug and alcohol use, as well as models of care and practices to transform health services.

To watch the previous CMHDARN webinars click HERE

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