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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

Mental Health Awareness Videos for NSW Community Housing Providers

In collaboration with the NSW Ministry of Health and in conjunction with the Community Housing Industry Association (CHIA) NSW, this video series offers valuable insights extracted from the Mental Health Awareness training program developed by Mental Health Coordinating Council and CHIA NSW. The videos are designed not only for NSW Community Housing providers but for anyone working with people who have lived experience of mental health conditions.


Recognising Mental Distress

As a Housing worker, it is not your job to diagnose, however, you have a duty of care to notice distress, talk with the person and report any concerns.

Responding to Mental Distress

Underpinned by the practice of being trauma-informed and using strengths-based language, we explore practical skills and examples of how to work with people who are experiencing mental distress.

Understanding the Mental Health System

Learn about mental health services available including new and emerging spaces in mental health service provision.


Referring Customers to Mental Health Services

Considerations relating to housing workers and customers based on relationship building and effective referral and support.


Creating a Culturally Safe Environment

Cultural Safety is an essential part of your toolkit. When working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people experiencing mental distress, it is important that you understand how to recognise, respond and refer in a culturally safe way.


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