Strategic Direction

Strategic Planning

MHCC’s 2019-2021 Strategic Plan sets out our vision that people living with mental health conditions are supported to live meaningful lives in the communities of their choice. The plan focuses on the following three priority areas of activity:

1. Policy Leadership, Influence and Reform

To engage with government, service delivery and advocacy organisations to ensure people with lived experience have well-resourced, effective and accessible services, optimally co-designed with service users, their carers and families.


2. Sector Development

To support the community managed mental health sector adapt to the dynamic mental health reform environment. and make the most of emerging opportunities, through advocacy, capacity building and promoting evidence based best practice approaches.


3. MHCC Sustainability & Effectiveness

To provide a responsive and effective peak body which is financially sustainable, well governed and managed with skilled and well supported staff.


The MHCC Board is responsible for monitoring implementation of the strategic plan. A full audit is conducted every 12 months and adjustments made in response to the changing mental health environment.