The Mental Health Commission is undertaking a Statutory Review of the Mental Health Act (2014) to examine the operations and effectiveness of the Act – what is working well, and where improvements to treatment, care and support could be made. A discussion paper has been developed to help guide a public comment period, with feedback sought on the Act as a whole, individual parts of the Act, and issues that have arisen since the Act commenced in November 2015.
People working under and administrating the Act along with individuals with lived experience are encouraged to express their views and perspectives. At the conclusion of the review, a report and recommendations for potential amendments to the Act will be provided to Government. Submissions will be received up to 31 January 2022 here
The Commission is also inviting interested parties to apply for grants to facilitate face to face engagement sessions with a diverse array of stakeholders who have a lived experience with treatment under the Act. The grant application period is open to 23 September 2021. Information on the grants process is available here.
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