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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

Find detailed information on the work we do to support the community managed mental health sector.

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Latest news

Catch up on all the latest news and stories from the community-based mental health sector.

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Sector events

Discover a range of ways to connect and learn through our events, forums and talks.

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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

Contact us to design a professional development solution for your workforce and organisation.

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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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Become a member

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

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Our Work

Shaping the future of mental health

Mental Health Coordinating Council champions community based mental health services to support better outcomes for people living with mental health conditions.

We provide a strong voice for our members and advocate on behalf of the community mental health sector to government and key decision makers.

We work to strengthen community mental health through sector-leading resources, tools and training.


Resources & Tools

We provide sector-leading resources and tools to build the capacity of community mental health organisations and support carers, people with lived experience of mental health conditions and their families.

Our Recovery-Oriented Language Guide highlights the importance of language. Distributed around Australia and internationally, our Language Guide is changing the conversation and stamping out the stigma around mental health.

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Our Mental Health Rights Manual is a plain English guide that brings together information useful to anyone needing to navigate the complex mental health service system in NSW.

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Our free Trauma-Informed Leadership for Organisational Change tools supports trauma-informed reflection in every aspect of management and practice.

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Publications & Initiatives

Promoting mental health and wellbeing in NSW through a range of initiatives that build and develop a strong community sector.

Our work in research, consultation and development for the community mental health sector supports the workforce and people with lived experience of a mental health condition. We are shaping the future of mental health of all people in NSW.

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We provide a strong voice for community mental health organisations.

Together with our members, we advocate for better policy and drive reform through submissions to government, human service agencies and key stakeholders.

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