MHCC undertakes strategic planning across four priority areas of activity:
1. Sector Development
MHCC supports the community managed mental health sector to adapt to the dynamic environment of NDIS implementation and mental health reform. MHCC works to build the capacity of the sector to make the most of emerging opportunities, through sound governance and effective practices.
2. Policy Leadership, Influence and Reform
MHCC actively engages with state and national governments as well as key service delivery and advocacy organisations to ensure people with lived experience have access to well-resourced and effective services, optimally co-designed with service users.
3. Research and Development
Gathering and analysing data to form a strong evidence base is critical for the effective work of community managed mental health organisations and the ongoing development of the sector. This evidence base requires constant development. MHCC looks for opportunities and collaborations to promote and conduct relevant research.
4. MHCC Sustainability & Effectiveness
MHCC’s capacity to deliver on its commitments as a responsive and effective peak organisation is achieved through sound governance, management and human resources practices as well as through 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.