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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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Online Courses

UPSKILL your career

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

Mental Health Coordinating Council takes COVID safety seriously. We are now delivering face-to-face training with arrangements to minimise the spread of COVID-19. Please see COVID-Safe Training for details. 

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

Introduction to Trauma Informed Practice

This introductory course is a series of four half-day online sessions designed to develop core principles of Trauma Informed Practice.

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Advanced 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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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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Introduction to Supported Decision-Making

The training has been designed as continuous professional development activities for Psychosocial Recovery Coaches, but also suits people working in the mental health and human services sectors, people with lived experience, carers and family.

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