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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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Annual Reports

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Sector events

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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

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Customised training

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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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Our Members

Our members are community-managed mental health organisations, both small and large, local and NSW-wide service providers. They provide peer support, accommodation, rehabilitation supports, education, counselling, helplines, advocacy and information, carer support, primary healthcare, employment services, recreation, outreach and much more.


02 9206 2000


ACON is a NSW-based HIV and LGBTQ+ health organisation offering a range of services delivered by people who genuinely understand the health issues affecting LGBTQ+ people, with the purpose of creating opportunities for people in their communities to live their healthiest lives.

Action Foundation for Mental Health

0438 271 570


The Action Foundation for Mental Health provides psychosocial and skills based programs, promote awareness and information regarding mental health, and advocate on behalf of people who have experienced a mental health condition.

Anglicare Sydney

1300 111 278


Anglicare Sydney serves more than 60,000 people across the Sydney Diocese and beyond, assisting children, families and those experiencing social isolation with community services, disaster recovery volunteers in times of crisis, and helping to effect change through research and advocacy.

Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation

1300 566 525


Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation deliver services to young people impacted by family mental ill-health with the aim of empowering them to build resilience, lifelong knowledge and abilities so they can reach their potential.

B Miles Women’s Foundation

02 8036 5559


B Miles Women’s Foundation is a Specialist Homelessness Service supporting women in Sydney living with mental ill-health who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness. They work in collaboration with mainstream services and housing providers to offer an integrated, client-centred approach to homelessness recovery and prevention.

Being – Mental Health Consumers

1300 234 640


BEING – Mental Health Consumers is an independent, NSW peak organisation speaking with and for people with lived and living experience of mental health issues and emotional distress, to ensure their voices are heard by decision-makers and service providers to lead and influence systemic change in services and systems.

Beyond Care


Beyond Care provides a comprehensive service to help people with disability, their families and carers. They support clients’ social and independence skills to enable them to reach their goals to live their lives to the full.

Billabong Clubhouse

02 6766 9960


Billabong’s mission is to enable adults living with mental health conditions to live their best lives in an inclusive environment. Billabong supports recovery and builds resilience to achieve wellness.

Bipolar Australia


Bipolar Australia is the peak national, not-for-profit organisation supporting everyone affected by bipolar disorders, including people with the condition, carers, friends and professionals who help them all.

Brainstorm Mid North Coast

0409 496 864

Brainstorm is a mental health consumer advocacy group in Coffs Harbour that provides peer support, local service information and emergency supplies. Brainstorm also advocates for consumer input into policy development and service delivery.


1800 767 212


breakthru empowers people to create their own futures through the provision of person-centric mental health programs, employment, disability, homelessness and training needs.

Brown Nurses

02 9518 6466


Brown Nurses provide in-home care and support to the most disadvantaged and marginalised in the community. Many of their clients live with debilitating physical and mental ill-health or are at risk of homelessness.


02 9998 2900


CCNB is Northern Sydney region’s largest independent, not-for-profit, community-led organisation. They support people, families and carers to navigate the health and social care systems, access the services they require, when they require them, to get the most out of life.

Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network

1300 986 991


Central and Eastern Sydney Primary Health Network work within the community to ensure people living with any level of mental health need can access timely and wellness-focused care that optimises recovery and supports self-management of mental health needs.

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