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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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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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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.

Safe Storytelling: online

This online workshop will improve the skills of participants who use their lived experience in service provision. Course outline The Safe Storytelling online workshop teaches participants about purposeful, meaningful and sustainable storytelling, which can help guide interactions that require shared storytelling of lived experience. Participants will be given the chance to craft their own purposeful […]

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Managing Workers with Lived Experience

This two-day course will help participants understand the ethical rights of workers who experience mental health conditions. This includes the right to freedom from stigma, stereotypes and assumptions, the recognition of changing needs and the right to self-determination. Course details Managing Workers with Lived Experience is for managers, team leaders and HR professionals who support […]

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Motivational Interviewing

Support people through change via an effective person-centred approach used widely in therapeutic settings.¬† Course outline Motivational Interviewing (MI) uses a therapeutic, person-centred approach to evoke a person’s own motivation to make change happen.¬†People who are not provided the opportunity to explore their own concerns and fears are unlikely to sustain the changes they make. […]

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Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

This face-to-face introductory course teaches the fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing for use in person-centred counselling. Course details Motivational Interviewing is a guiding style of communication that uses the principles and practices of person-centred counselling to evoke a conversation with a person about their personal motivation for change. This workshop includes a presentation, group discussion and […]

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Responding to the Risk of Suicide

This course teaches participants simple, effective interventions and skills that can save lives and provide support to people at risk of suicide. Course details Suicide is the leading cause of death for Australians between the ages of 15 and 44 years. The impact of suicide has a devastating impact on families, friends and whole communities. […]

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Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work (CHC43515)

Course overview This highly popular qualification builds on the knowledge of workers who have lived experience of mental health conditions as either a consumer or carer to train as a Peer Worker. This peer work training provides an opportunity for participants to build on their lived experience or on-the-job experience and receive a nationally recognised […]

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Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work – Online (CHC43515)

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. Course overview The peer workforce is the fastest growing mental health workforce in Australia. The Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work (CHC43515) has been developed to […]

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Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work – Fast Track (CHC43515)

Course overview This Fast Track course offers Peer Workers with two or more years professional experience the opportunity to complete the CHC43515 Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work qualification in just six face-to-face training days. The course draws on students’ lived and on-the-job experience to consolidate and build their skills. With a small time […]

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Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315)

Course overview Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315) has been endorsed as a voluntary entry-level qualification by the community mental health sector. It provides an opportunity for participants to build upon their on-the-job experience and receive a nationally recognised qualification in mental health. The qualification covers a range of core unit competencies including establishing self-directed […]

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Certificate IV in Mental Health – Fast Track (CHC43315)

Course overview The Fast Track option allows workers with at least two years’ professional experience to complete the Certificate IV in Mental Health (CHC43315) qualification in just six face-to-face training days. It draws on, on-the-job experience to consolidate and build workers skills. Because of the small time commitment, it is a great opportunity for existing […]

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