mha guidebook

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The Mental Health Act 2007 Guide Book has been written primarily to provide mental health practitioners who apply the Act on a regular basis with a clear and practical source of information about the procedures to be followed and issues to be considered in preparing for hearings before the Mental Health Review Tribunal. However, it is also hoped that it will be useful to those who are involved in providing support and advice to consumers and carers.

The Mental Health Act 2007 was amended in 2015 and this edition of the Guide Book incorporates those changes.


This website has been developed to assist those who are interested in the Mental Health Act 2007. This website and associated resources were originally produced by the NSW Institute of Psychiatry (NSWIOP) on behalf of NSW Health. As of January 2017 NSWIOP transitioned to become the Mental Health Portfolio of HETI.

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