The Mental Health Act 2014 includes provisions for supported decision making and consent to medical treatment. It also supports advocacy, diversity, privacy and complaints processes.
The Mental Health Act 2014 introduces various ways to uphold the rights of people with a mental illness.
People with mental illness, their families and carers can seek advocacy help from various organisations.
Public mental health services must provide the same access to services and quality of services to everyone.
Privacy and mental illness
People with a mental illness have a right to privacy in relation to their health information.
Reviewed 25 February 2022