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

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Our members are community managed mental health organisations, large and small, local and NSW-wide service providers.

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Publications & Initiatives

Reimagine Stage 2: National ILC Project

Reimagine Stage 2 has now launched – the new website is available at: www.reimagine.today

NDIS Access by Diverse Communities

With funding through the NDIA’s Information, Linkages and Capacity building (ILC) Grants (Round 2), we have worked to ensure reimagine.today is more accessible to a broader range of communities, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQA+ people and people living in rural and remote areas. Alongside these communities we have worked to co-design new resources to support others through their journey of accessing the NDIS.

Highlights of new resources include:

  • Community Hubs developed by and for people from within priority populations:
      • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples Hub
      • LGBTIQ+ communities Hub
      • Multicultural Hub
      • Rural and Remote Hub
  • Videos, eLearning and animations of people’s experiences and stories of the NDIS
  • Plain English information and printable resources
  • Translated website in 8 community languages, including Arabic, Assyrian, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Persian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.
National Networks

In addition to enhancing accessibility for diverse communities, we ran state-based peer-led networks in NSW/ACT, NT, QLD, SA, TAS and VIC of people living with psychosocial disability, their carers, family and professional supporters. These networks promoted the reimagine.today resource and supported the further development of priority skill-building areas of the website to improve general access to the NDIS for people with lived experience of mental health conditions. These national networks were directed by Peer Leaders working with their communities to share information about reimagine.today and forge relationships with health services, communities, community mental health services and individuals.

Building skills for the NDIS

Workshops, consultations and information sessions provided through these networks have supported ongoing development of essential skills for people wanting to or already accessing the NDIS, including self-advocacy, decision-making and self-management. Consultations informed the design of new e-learning materials for reimagine.today, that will support the needs of people accessing the NDIS into the future.

Highlights of new resources include:

  • Self-Care Hub to sit back and look after oneself during the NDIS journey
  • App version of the workbook, available via iTunes and Google Play
  • Additional resources to support skill-building for the NDIS journey, including in self-advocacy and decision making.
More information

For more information about this project please contact:
ILC Project Officer, Rebecca Lewis on 02 9555 8388 (Ext 133) or Rebecca.l@mhcc.org.au

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