Community Engagement Education Package (CEEP) Project: Co-Design Working Group

Community Engagement Education Package (CEEP) Project: Co-Design Working Group

Community Engagement Education Package Project Co-Design Working Group – Get Involved! The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has funded the Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) to co-design a Community Education Engagement Package (CEEP) to assist community workers, volunteers and peers to better support people living with a psychosocial disability or mental health condition. These are […]

View from the Peak – October 2018

Check out the October interactive edition of View from the Peak available online now In this issue: MHCC CEO and Senior Managers Lunchtime Forum on Young People and Mental Health From the CEO Monitoring and Safeguards: Protecting the Rights of People Receiving Support from CMOs MHCC Activities At a Glance CMHDARN Symposium NDIS Challenges and […]

Supporting community connection for people with mental health conditions outside of a funded NDIS package

Community Engagement Education Package Project ADVISORY GROUP: EOI The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has provided NSW Information, Linkages and Capacity-building (ILC) Jurisdictional Grant funding to the Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC) to co-design a Community Engagement Education Package (CEEP) to support people living with a mental health condition and/or at risk of developing psychosocial […]

MHCC Members Forum on Young People and Mental Health – Parliament House Sydney

Speaking at MHCC’s Parliamentary Forum on 26th September 2018, Professor Patrick McGorry called for a people’s movement, Australians for Mental Health, to lift Australia’s under-investment in mental health and to fill the “missing middle” in mental health services between acute and primary care. Addressing state MP’s and community mental health organisations, Prof McGorry, Executive Director […]

Welcome Here Project

MHCC is now a proud member of ACON’s Welcome Here Project. The Project supports organisations throughout NSW to create environments that are visibly welcoming and inclusive of LGBTIQ+ people, and to assist in creating positive change in local communities. Registered Welcoming Places also display a charter that brings to life their commitment to the project, and […]

Safeguards in NSW: Protecting the Rights of People Receiving Support from CMOs

In NSW, community managed organisations provide a diversity of supports for people living with mental health conditions. Amid growing understanding that people can live well in the community with the right supports, government policy is focused on increasing community service options. MHCC has funding from the Ministry of Health to study the monitoring of mental […]

Help Shape Mental Health Training

NSW Ministry of Health, Mental Health Branch is conducting a Mental Health Training Needs Analysis to prioritise training topics for the next five years. Workforce survey The survey will benefit health, education and social sector workforces under the draft NSW Strategic Framework for Mental Health and Workforce Plan 2018-2022. It will also assist agencies intending […]

New MHCC NDIS Projects

The NDIA has funded MHCC to undertake three NDIS projects over the next two years. The projects allow MHCC to continue important conversations about NDIS implementation from a mental health perspective. Importantly, the projects allow our sector to continue to contribute to increasing the opportunities and reducing the challenges of NDIS implementation within the mental […]

Ethical Guidance on Research

The CMHDARN Research Ethics Consultation Committee can now offer guidance on research projects on mental health and alcohol and other drugs. The Community Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Research Network (CMHDARN) is a partnership between MHCC, the Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA) and the Mental Health Commission of NSW. CMHDARN encourages researchers […]