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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

Recovery Oriented Language Resources


On this page you will find the Recovery Oriented Language Guide, digital poster and social media assets to download, share and print.


This edition includes updates to reflect contemporary language use, introduces diversity inclusive language and incorporates new topics, including talking about grief and loss, and recovery language usage in the written word.

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‘Find the right words’ Poster

Download your free poster to share and print in your workplace and help spread awareness on using the right language around mental health.

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Social Media

The language we use and the stories we tell have great significance. Download and share these social media assets and help promote recovery oriented language in the workplace and beyond.

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