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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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Resources & Tools

Connecting with decision makers

Resources to help our members connect with their local Member of Parliament

Mental Health Coordinating Council works to build greater knowledge and understanding of the community managed mental health sector and create allies and champions for our members.

To help develop strong relationships with key New South Wales decision makers, we have created a range of resources to help community-based mental health organisations connect with Members of the NSW Parliament in their local electorates.

Information Sheet

Engaging your Member of Parliament




Our information sheet contains tips that have been designed to help you engage with your local Member of Parliament, including how to set up a meeting, starting the conversation and raising local issues.


Facts and Figures

Community-based mental health




This fact sheet includes useful information to help explain the community-based mental health sector, including work that has been undertaken, issues within the sector and current policy developments.


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Writing to your Member of Parliament




We’ve produced a sample introduction letter to help you write to your Member of Parliament. This letter can be customised with your organisation’s details and the contact details of your local MP.


Find your local Member of parliament




MP details have been sent by email to each MHCC Member organisation. Alternatively, find your MP through NSW Elections – Find my electorate.

An information session to help members connect with their local MPs was held on 4 April 2022.

A recording of the session is available to watch below.

Thank you for taking action to build deeper understanding and support for the community-based mental health sector.

If you have questions or need further assistance, contact media@mhcc.org.au

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