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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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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

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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.

Human Nature

0477 176 312


Human Nature provides mental health support to young people aged 14-18 in the Far North Coast of NSW. They offer therapeutic programs that take place outside of clinical settings, where young people feel safer to engage, and tailor their support based on each individual’s needs.

Independent Community Living Australia

02 9281 3338


ICLA delivers mental health and psychosocial disability services and supports across NSW and delivers virtual peer support Australia wide.

Jewish Care

1300 133 660


JewishCare provide support to people living with a mental illness, the aged, families in need and people with a disability.

Jewish House

02 9386 0770


Jewish House offers a safe place and support for people who have or are experiencing trauma and personal crisis. They provide individuals and families with a range of services including access to temporary and crisis accommodation, day-to-day living support, children’s services, addiction support, mental health clinicians, case managers, food and clothing.

Justice Action

02 928 3123


Justice Action represents people in Australian prisons and hospitals. They aim to improve the social and mental health of prisoners and involuntary patients by providing prisoner, mental health and court support.

Kelch Care

0434 248 887


Kelch Care is an NDIS-registered disability service provider based in Tamworth that serves clients throughout the entire Northwest region of New South Wales.


02 9380 9220


KidsXpress works to transform the most vulnerable members of society, intervening early to improve children’s emotional wellbeing, potentially breaking a cycle of trauma and giving children a better chance to achieve their potential.

KYDS Youth Development Services

02 9416 0100


KYDS provides free, tailored counselling to young people and their families for as long as it’s required, without the need for a Medicare card, GP referral or mental health plan.

Life without Barriers

1800 935 483


Life without Barriers supports people and their communities through a range of services including mental health support, housing and homelessness, AOD, foster care, disability, aged care and more. They cover an extensive range of ages and support requirements and a focus on helping people to live their life free from barriers.

Lifeline Australia



A national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Lou’s Place

02 9358 4553


Lou’s Place is the only daytime refuge for women in crisis, homeless, feeling isolated or needing support.

Melissa Roberts Foundation



The Melissa Roberts Foundation provides support and services around voice hearing, paranoia and childhood trauma. The organisation promotes recovery through the use of skills and techniques developed predominantly by people with lived experience.

Mental Health Carers NSW

02 9332 0777


Mental Health Carers NSW the peak body for mental health carers in NSW regularly consults with carers across NSW to gain information on their opinions and experiences with the mental health system. They use the information gained to provide feedback on policies and services on behalf of carers to the NSW Ministry of Health and to other government bodies.

Mind Australia

03 9455 7000


Mind Australia is a leading community-managed specialist mental health service provider. Supporting people with the day-to-day impacts of mental illness, as well as their families, friends and carers.

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