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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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Find detailed information on the work we do to support the community managed mental health sector.

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Catch up on all the latest news and stories from the community-based mental health sector.

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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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Join a strong network of community-based mental health organisations delivering better outcomes for people in New South Wales.

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NDIS Joint Standing Committee: NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission Inquiry

MHCC provided a submission to the Inquiry that examines systemic and ongoing issues about the operations and framework of the Quality and Safeguards Commission, which includes the NDIS Practice Standards and the NDIS Code of Conduct. In making this submission MHCC consulted with Members and the sector. Comments reflect the feedback and learnings shared since […]

NSW Government Inquiry: Implementation of the NDIS and the provision of disability services in NSW

The submission focused on planning challenges and the significant impacts of low pricing for working with people with complex needs. We call for more outreach to people with mental health conditions eligible for the NDIS, to take pressure off acute mental health services.

Inquiry into the provision of services under the NDIS for people with psychosocial disabilities related to a mental health condition

The opportunities and challenges presenting through NDIS implementation and other parallel mental health reforms are profound, and whilst supportive of the inclusion of people with psychosocial disability in the NDIS, MHCC highlighted the need to see tighter cross governmental accountabilities.

NSW NDIS and Mental Health (Access) Experience: Request for Information and Data

Specific concerns for the next three years 2016/19 relate to: 1) access to NDIS funded services and supports for some Commonwealth funded mental health program clients; and, 2) opportunities for other people with mental health issues to access the NDIS.

Mental Health Council of Australia: Providing Psychosocial Disability Support Through the NDIS

MHCC welcomes the strong advocacy work that the MHCA undertook in bringing together the mental health sector to progress discussion concerning the issues surrounding the NDIS implementation of psychosocial disability support service delivery. Whilst MHCC broadly supports the MHCA proposal, there are some major concerns with the proposal as it currently stands.

Minister Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Disability Reform: Early intervention and the NDIS

MHCC comments following the publication of the draft NDIS Rules released 5 March 2013. In particular the issue of early intervention for people with mental health conditions currently accessing a number of block funded community programs including Day to Day Living, PHAMs, and state level programs such as Boarding House reform programs.

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