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The mental health rights manual: a consumer guide to the legal and human rights of people with mental illness in NSW (2011)

Author

Mental Health Coordinating Council

Publisher

Mental Health Coordinating Council

City

Lilyfield, NSW

Type

Electronic source

 

Description

This manual provides information on the mental health rights of people living in New South Wales who have a mental illness. The manual has been written in plain language to help those with a mental illness understand their rights, the legal and service system, and how to access support and guidance. This manual is aimed at all Australians living in New South Wales, but includes information specific to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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When to use this resource

The information in this manual would empower people who have a mental illness by helping them to understand their rights as well as the legal system and the mental health service system. Health workers could pass this manual on to their clients or could use the manual to explain to clients what their rights are and where they can access more guidance or support.

Contact details

Mental Health Coordinating Council Inc
Ground Floor, Broughton Hall
Building 125
Corner Church and Glover Streets
Lilyfield NSW 2040
PO Box 668
Rozelle NSW 2039
Ph: (02) 9555 8388
Fax: (02) 9810 8145
Email: info@mhcc.org.au

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Last updated: 2 February 2012
 
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