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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

Supporting Community Connection

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.

Learning Material

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
6. Empowerment

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.



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