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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.Read more
Find detailed information on the work we do to support the community managed mental health sector.Read more
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.Read more
Recovery Oriented Language Guide
Words are important. The language we use and the stories we tell have great significance to all involved.See the guide
Build on your lived experience or on-the-job experience and receive a nationally recognised qualification.Read more
Contact us to design a professional development solution for your workforce and organisation.Read more
Our members are community managed mental health organisations, large and small, local and NSW-wide service providers.Read more
Become a member
Join a strong network of community-based mental health organisations delivering better outcomes for people in New South Wales.Read more
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.
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.
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.
Learn about mental health services available including new and emerging spaces in mental health service provision.
Considerations relating to housing workers and customers based on relationship building and effective referral and support.
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.