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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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NSW Law Reform Commission

NSW Law Reform Commission: Review Guardianship Act 1987: Draft Proposal – Establishment of a Public Advocate in NSW and the role of Community

MHCC endorses establishment of a Public Advocate to respond to abuse and neglect in human service settings. MHCC also highlights the vital and complementary role that community advocates play, supporting individuals and minimising the need for matters to be brought to the Public Advocate.

Review Guardianship Act 1987 (NSW) Questions 3-5

In this submission, one of six concerning a review of the Act, MHCC proposed that the inclusion of ‘rights’ is the crucial safeguard, especially in situations where it is not possible to determine ‘ will and preference’ the default position must be to consider the human rights relevant to the situation as the guide for […]

Review Guardianship Act 1987 (NSW): Submission Question Paper 2: Decision Making Models

MHCC propose that there is no ‘one-size fits all’ model. What we deem critical is that supported decision-making (SDM) principles are determined, and that a framework is developed and established from which a supporter/facilitator can draw upon, when supporting an individual, according to need.

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