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1800 999 057

How to get a treatment, support and discharge plan

All treatment, care and support of an involuntary patient MUST BE GOVERNED by a treatment, support and discharge plan under the Mental Health Act 2014 and the involuntary patient must have input to the plan, be given a copy and any relevant personal support persons must also be involved and given a copy – see ss185-188 of the Act. MHAS conducted an Inquiry in  2017-18 which found no health services were complying with the Act and compliance remains “patchy at best” .  Mental Health Matters2 has now developed a pamphlet for consumers and carers about the rights and how to approach getting those rights observed. The resources are available for download on their website at www.mentalhealthmatters2.com.au/resources.

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At the Launch, from left to right in the photo:  Sarah Cowie, Director, Health & Disability Services Complaints Organisation (HaDSCO); Debora Colvin, Chief Mental Health Advocate, Mental Health Advocacy Service (MHAS); Karen Whitney, President, Mental Health Tribunal (MHT); Toni who provided a consumer perspective and Ron Deng who provided a family/supporter perspective

MHAS COVID-19 arrangements

Mental Health Advocates are still working during the COVID-19 pandemic to support and protect consumer rights. If you need help call 1800 999 577 or 6234 6300. You can phone on the weekend; leave a message and we will call you back.

 

If you have concerns about what is happening in a mental health service or about admission or discharge, please call us