The Mental Health Rights Manual: A Consumer Guide to the Legal and Human Rights of People with Mental Illness in NSW (3rd Edition) 2011
Every person with a mental illness should have the right to exercise all civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights as recognised in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The Mental Health Coordinating Council presents its online NSW Mental Health Rights Manual (3rd Edition) which extensively builds on the 2004 online edition and the original manual published in 1995. By incorporating the latest legislative reform and government directives, the new edition ensures ongoing access to current legal information for anyone in contact with the mental health sector.
Written in plain language, the manual is an invaluable readily accessible resource, bringing together vital information crucial to anyone having to navigate the mental health system, enabling them to become acquainted with their rights, the legal and service system, and access support and guidance.
- The legal and other information contained in this Section is up to date to 13 September 2010.
- This Manual only refers to the law and practices applying to the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW).
- MHCC does not guarantee the accuracy nor is responsible for the content or the currency of the content of external documents and websites linked to this Manual.