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Families, carers & nominated persons

The Mental Health Act 2014 recognises the importance of persons who provide personal support to people with a mental illness and provides these persons with rights. Families, carers and nominated persons can seek the help of the MHAS on behalf of the person with the mental illness they support.

To find out more about the rights of with mental illness both voluntary and involuntary and their support persons, follow the link to the page on the Mental Health Commission website which sets out the “RIGHTS OF PATIENTS” and the “RIGHTS OF PERSONAL SUPPORT PERSONS”.