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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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UPSKILL your career

Explore our range of highly regarded training pathways for the mental health workforce.

All accredited training courses are currently at capacity for 2023. Please check back here or sign up to our training e-newsletter for details on upcoming courses starting in 2024.

Want to plan ahead? Take advantage of our 2023 training calendar with courses designed to meet the current needs of the community-based mental health workforce.

Learning and Development 2023 Calendar

Understanding and Responding to Trauma

This course provides a comprehensive look at trauma in a social service and healthcare setting, and aims to provide tools to better support people who have experienced trauma.

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Managing Workers with Lived Experience

This two-day course is for managers, team leaders and HR professionals who support a peer workforce and wish to build their skills to create a supportive and safe workplace.

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Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

This introductory course teaches the fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing for use in person-centred counselling.

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Applied Motivational Interviewing

This course is designed to teach skills to support people through change using an effective person-centred approach used widely in therapeutic settings.

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Aboriginal Trauma Informed Care & Practice

Facilitated by our friends at We Al-li, this workshop places emphasis on developing skills to create culturally safe healing environments, through building culturally competent professionals.

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Introduction to Health and Community Services

SG00003415 Introduction to Health and Community Services accredited, short course enables participants to gain some foundational knowledge and skills about working in and with the health and community services sector.

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Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work

This highly popular qualification provides Peer Workers with an opportunity to build on their lived experience and on-the-job experience and receive a nationally recognised qualification in mental health.

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Safe Storytelling

This online workshop will improve the skills of participants who use their lived experience in service provision.

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Certificate IV in Mental Health

CHC43315 Certificate IV in Mental Health provides an opportunity for participants to build their on-the-job experience and receive a nationally recognised qualification in mental health.

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Self-care

Practical tools and tips to help people who support others in their work manage personal and client wellbeing. Gain a renewed sense of energy and expertise in wellbeing and self-care.

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