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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

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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Stigma & Discrimination: Maximising human rights

20 July 2023 — 10:45am

Zoom Webinar

Join the latest webinar in our Advocates & Allies series to learn more about work being done to maximise human rights and reduce barriers for people in NSW, including those living with mental health and coexisting conditions. This event includes an update on the development of the National Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Strategy.

Thursday 20 July
10:45am – 12:15pm

Karyn Bartholomew from Anti-Discrimination NSW will talk about the work of the Commission and its role in eliminating discrimination and promoting equality and equal treatment for everyone in NSW, including by resolving enquiries and complaints, raising awareness about discrimination and its impacts, and taking action to influence change.

Dr Michelle Blanchard is Executive Director of Strategic Projects at the National Mental Health Commission. Michelle leads the development of the National Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Strategy and will share insights into the development of the Strategy as well as navigating complexity in addressing stigma and discrimination.

Tim Heffernan is an experienced consumer peer worker and Deputy Commissioner Mental Health Commission NSW. Tim is co-Chair of the National Mental Health Commission’s National Stigma and Discrimination Reduction Strategy Steering Committee.

There will be an opportunity to engage in a Q&A session hosted by Mental Health Coordinating Council CEO Dr Evelyne Tadros.


Karyn Bartholomew
Manager of Enquiries & Conciliation, Anti-Discrimination NSW, Department of Communities and Justice

Dr Michelle Blanchard
Executive Director of Strategic Projects, National Mental Health Commission

Tim Heffernan
Deputy Commissioner, Mental Health Commission of New South Wales

Book your place at this free sector development event.

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