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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

Workplace wellbeing for mental health experts

A series of resources brought to you by WayAhead Workplaces and Mental Health Coordinating Council.

Welcome to the Filling your Cup series of articles produced by WayAhead Workplaces for members, friends and supporters of Mental Health Coordinating Council.

This series is designed to improve the health of people working in the community managed mental health sector.


Article 1
Why is workplace mental health important?

In the first article of the Filling your Cup series Stephanie explains why mental health in the workplace is important, she explores the business case and identifies potential barriers. Learn more





Article 2
Why leaders are so important in supporting good mental health in the workplace and the core competencies needed?

What it truly comes down to is involved, supportive leadership. Meaningful, top led, inspiring initiatives, a program that takes an integrated approach and a leader who understands the importance of solid, consistent people management. Learn more




Article 3
The design of work – how the structure of the organisation we work for, the work we do and how we do it influence our mental health

All workplaces have psychosocial risk factors. Plenty of these will be related to the occupational risks themselves and some will be related to the work environment and culture. Learn more





Article 4
Creating a safe and inclusive workplace for people living with a mental health condition

On top of the importance of using workplace culture to promote wellbeing, another key consideration is how to create a safe and inclusive environment for people living with mental health conditions. Learn more





For more information on everything workplace health and wellbeing, check out the WayAhead Workplaces site, and sign up to the free e-newsletter

This series is brought to you by WayAhead Workplaces and Mental Health Coordinating Council and researched and written by
Stephanie Thomson, WayAhead Workplaces Lead.






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