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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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Publications & Initiatives

Embracing Change: A Guide to the NDIS Practice Standards

The Embracing Change project was established to foster greater awareness of the NDIS Practice Standards and Quality Indicators from a psychosocial disability perspective and support existing and prospective NDIS providers to achieve increasing alignment with the NDIS Practice Standards.

Mental Health Coordinating Council has developed two new resources to support organisations that provide services to National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) participants with a psychosocial disability.

The NDIS Practice Standards Guidebook: An essential guide for psychosocial disability service providers and an accompanying online resource, the NDIS Practice Standards Self-Assessment Tool, are now available for providers to access below.

Watch the webinar launch

The webinar provides information on the new resources including a demonstration on how to use the online self-assessment tool.

An information sheet with the webinar Q&A session and a list of helpful links is also available to download.

Download Info Sheet

NDIS Practice Standards Guidebook: An essential guide for psychosocial disability service providers

The NDIS Practice Standards Guidebook: An essential guide for psychosocial disability service providers aims to support service providers and promote self-confidence in understanding the NDIS Practice Standards.

The Guidebook provides:

  • Explanations on what each quality indicator of the Standard means
  • Information covering the four Core Modules and two supplementary behaviour support modules from the Standards
  • Further reading and resources to enhance understanding
View the Guidebook

NDIS Practice Standards Self-Assessment Tool

The interactive and online NDIS Practice Standards Self-Assessment Tool is for psychosocial disability service providers to measure their service against the Practice Standards.

The Self-Assessment Tool:

  • Enables services to self-assess against all requirements of the Standards
  • Collates and links soft copies of compliance evidence
  • Provides Evidence Guides on documents suitable for audits and practical examples in service delivery
  • Generates quality improvement plans to identify compliance gaps
  • Prepares compliance reports (including evidence documents) for review
Access Self-Assessment Tool

Embracing Change: Webinars & National Forum

Resources from the first stage of the Embracing Change project are available to download. You can access a series of ten webinars and a recording of the National NDIS and Psychosocial Disability and Quality and Safety Forum.

Access Webinars and National Forum
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