About the Mental Health Act
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The Mental Health Act 2013:
- balances consumer rights with the need for treatment
- recognises the important role carers, family members and friends of people with a mental illness play
- enables individuals with capacity to make their own treatment choices
- facilitates treatment for people who lack decision-making capacity and need treatment for their own health or safety or for the safety of others.
Forms and resources
All resources and forms continue to be revised and updated. Access current information on:
Where to get more information
For immediate assistance, phone Lifeline or the Mental Health Helpline.
Office of the Chief Psychiatrist