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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
How can you help people in your community living with mental health challenges?
We have released a variety of learning materials to help people support clients, colleagues, neighbours, family and friends living with mental health conditions. Supporting Community Connection is all about inclusion, recovery and empowerment. Find videos, information and resources; all learning materials are free and can be adapted to suit your needs.
Download our co-designed resources below to assist community members, workers, family and friends, strengthen community capacity & increase social inclusion for people living with mental health challenges. A Good Practice Guide and Project Report are also available to explain how we developed the learning materials and how best to use them.
The ‘Supporting Community Connection’ learning material arising from co-design consists of six key topics.
1. What is Recovery?
2. Community Inclusion
3. Supports and Services
4. Embracing Change
5. Creating Healing Environments
Draft learning materials were trialed in one metropolitan (Central South Eastern Sydney) and one rural (Western NSW) location. The University of Sydney evaluated the trials. The learning materials were finalised against this and other co-design feedback.