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

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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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Collaborative Connections: Mental Health and AOD Symposium 2024

10 April 2024 — 10:00am

Zoom Webinar

Learn from key leaders from the mental health sector and alcohol and other drugs sectors in NSW, hear insightful speakers and discuss ways to strengthen the relationship of the two sectors. 

Mental Health Coordinating Council is excited to announce our collaboration with the Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA) for a unique and valuable cross-sector symposium 10 April 2024.

Collaborative Connections: Mental Health and AOD Symposium is an opportunity for the mental health and alcohol and other drugs sectors in NSW to come together to strengthen relationships and showcase progress and achievements.

This is a hybrid event to ensure that people from all corners of New South Wales can engage in this opportunity.

Event program
1. Welcome to Country
Uncle Michael West – Metropolitan Aboriginal Lands Council
10:05am – 10:20am
2. Together for a Brighter Future
Dr Robert Stirling – NADA, Dr Evelyne Tadros – MHCC
10:20am – 10:30am
3. Keynote
The Hon. Rose Jackson MLC, NSW Minister for Mental Health
10:30am – 10:40am
4. Lived/Living Expertise Keynote
Kellie Stastny
10:40am – 11:10am
5. Keynote
Dr Lisa Juckes – Uniting NSW.ACT
11:10am – 11:40am
6. Dual Challenges, Shared Solutions: Panel Discussion
Carmel Tebbutt – Odyssey House; Leone Crayden – The Buttery; Ellen Horspool – Kedesh Rehabilitation Services
11:40am – 12:30pm
7. Changemakers: Group Activity 12:30pm – 1:00pm
8. Lunch 1:00pm – 2:00pm
9. Collaboration in practice: Working with the sector to bridge the evidence to practice gap
A/Prof Christina Marel – The Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use, Belinda Volkov – SDECC
2:00pm – 2:45pm
10. Sector Showcase
Zoe Blome – ICLA, Dylan Clay – Weave
2:45pm – 3:25pm
11. Artist Reflection
Ben Crothers – Sketch Group
3:25pm – 3:30pm
12. Lived/Living Expertise Reflection
Alex Dangaard – Lives Lived Well
3:30pm – 3:40pm
13. Next Steps
Dr Robert Stirling – NADA, Dr Evelyne Tadros – MHCC
3:40pm – 3:55pm
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