The Mental Health Act is an important piece of legislation across many jurisdictions internationally guiding the rights of people that may have mental health conditions.
There are some key principles that are common across all jurisdictions.
In this activity, we recommend you to find and review the Mental Health Act in your jurisdiction (State, Territory, Province) and identify those elements you consider important and relevant to your work.
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Mental Health Acts lay foundations to ensure:
• Integrity where possible in maintained for people accessing mental health care
• People accessing mental health support are protected from harm
• Structures that facilitate a least restrictive approach
• Prioritise consultation with people accessing mental health care
Mental Health Acts also detail definitions of consent, capacity to consent, and other major principles relevant to working with a range of people, including those with acute suicidality.
Did you identify these features?
Here are the Mental Health Acts in the jurisdiction
Find the Mental Health Act in your jurisdiction, and provide a summary of the relevant key information.
This response will be reviewed and graded after submission.