MHCC held its 2018 Annual General Meeting in Sydney on 21 November during which a motion calling on the NSW Government to take action to address suicides in care and improve data collection was carried. This was also an opportunity to highlight the year’s activities to members and demonstrate accountability. We were pleased to welcome […]

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 […]

National Psychosocial Support Measure

MHCC understands that Primary Health Networks (PHNs) are beginning a process of planning for implementation of the new National Psychosocial Support Measure with services to commence in 2019. The Commonwealth Government has committed $80 million over four years to fund the Support Measure, reaching an agreement with the NSW Government which will spend $25.3 million […]