Partners in Recovery

NOTE: The Partners in Recovery program is no longer and was decommissioned in 2019. This National program is targeted at better coordination between services such as medical care, housing, income support, employment, education and rehabilitation services that support people with mental health and complex needs. The 2011/12 Federal Budget provided $549.8 million (over five years […]

NSW Mental Health Act

Review of the NSW Mental Health Act 2007: Report for NSW Parliament There are several laws that are of particular interest to people with mental illness in NSW. Mental Health Act 2007 (NSW) deals with the care and treatment of persons with severe mental illness in NSW: it establishes the system of public mental health care […]

Mental Health Peer Work Qualification Development Project

A qualification for Mental Health Peer Workers In partnership with the National Mental Health Commission (NMHC), Community Mental Health Australia (CMHA) was funded to develop national learning and assessment resources for the Certificate IV in Mental Health Peer Work CHC42912. MHCC coordinated this project on behalf of CMHA, and were responsible for developing the resources […]

Partnerships for Health Reforms and the CMO Mental Health Sector

MHCC has been working closely with our members and the NSW Ministry of Health to establish plans for purchasing mental health services and programs from community sector organisations into the future under the Partnerships for Health (P4H) strategic purchasing arrangements, including identification and discussion of areas for further consultation and investigation. MHCC’s Briefing and Recommendations Paper (Community […]

Young People and Recovery

In 2013/ 2014 MHCC conducted a study entitled Recovery Orientation in Youth Mental Health and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). The study sought to investigate the experiences of young people, their families and carers and mental health service providers, to better understand what ‘recovery’ meant for them. Since recovery was originally defined from […]

National Community Managed Organisation Outcome Measurement Project

On behalf of Community Mental Health Australia, MHCC was funded by the Department of Health and Ageing (DOHA) to work on a national fact-finding and consensus building project on individual outcome measurement use in the CMO sector. This was in partnership with the Australian Mental Health Outcomes and Classification Network (AMHOCN). The project reviewed the […]

Ageing and Mental Health

Mental Health and Growing Older – A spotlight on an ageing population According to the World Health Organisation the population is ageing rapidly. Between 2015 and 2050, the proportion of the world’s population over 60 years will nearly double, from 12 per cent to 22 per cent. Approximately 15 per cent of adults aged 60 […]

Accreditation for CMOs

Quality and Outcomes in Community Managed Organisations The quality and outcomes role of MHCC is to equip community managed organisations with systems and staff development to enable them to better evaluate their programs and show that they are appropriate and achieve the outcomes intended. Achieving quality through accreditation/certification MHCC has produced a compilation of some […]