Activities Outside of the Network

Activities Outside of the Network

Mental Health Coordinating Council (MHCC)

MHCC develops flexible accredited training and professional development that responds to the evolving needs of the community mental health sector. The training is informed by recovery oriented and trauma-informed practice principles and is delivered throughout NSW by highly experienced and dedicated trainers including those with a lived experience.

Click here for more information.

MHCC Quality Portal

The Mental Health Coordinating Council NSW has joined the Mental Health Community Coalition ACT’s successful online service for managing quality, compliance and risk – the MHCC Quality Portal.

The Portal is a tailored version of Standards & Performance Pathways (SPP), a leading Australian online service for the completion of service and quality standards, compliance activities, and for managing risk and quality performance.

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Network of Alcohol and other Drugs Agencies (NADA)

NADA’s new eLearning platform aims to help build the capacity of alcohol and other drugs (AOD) workers and organisations in their work. Two courses are now available on the new eLearning platform: ‘Complex needs capable’ and an introduction to MERIT.

Click here for more information.



Mental Health Professionals Network

This network hosts a number of webinars focusing on topical mental health issues.

Upcoming webinars

Past webinars


The Community Reference Panel

Community participation in the research process also helps to make the research relevant and useful for the community. This involves community input into research objectives and design, measures used to collect data, and issues of consent and confidentiality.

To provide direct community input to the research process, the Centre for Social Research in Health established a Community Reference Panel (the ‘Panel’).

The Community Reference Panel is supported by a grant from UNSW Research Infrastructure and the Kirby Institute.

The Panel consists of community members who can provide comment and feedback on research drawing on their personal experiences.

Two sub-panels have been developed:

  1. People with lived experience of incarceration, drug use, drug treatment, sex work or diagnosis with hepatitis C
  2. People with lived experience of disability


To get more information and apply – CLICK HERE

Funding opportunities

Bupa Foundation Grants Program

Bupa have a FOUNDATION GRANTS PROGRAM where they are seeking to invest $1million in research that leads to improvements in mental health models of care in Australia. They are currently inviting Expressions of Interest from research alliances that meet the relevant objectives.

Click here for more information (the grants section can be found about half way down the page).