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Mental Health Act 2016

About the Mental Health Act 2016

Read about the Mental Health Act 2016 and access resources that explain the key provisions, objects and principles of the new Act.

Public health emergency – COVID-19

In response to the public health emergency declaration, the Chief Psychiatrist has released a temporary Chief Psychiatrist Policy – Public Health Emergency – COVID-19

Chief Psychiatrist policies

A list of the policies and guidelines made by the Chief Psychiatrist under the Mental Health Act 2016.

Forms: Mental Health Act 2016

This page contains links to forms approved under the Mental Health Act 2016.

Getting support for your mental wellbeing

If you're not feeling 100%, there are services and organisations who can help you.

Key mental health contacts

The Office of the Chief Psychiatrist assists the Chief Psychiatrist with exercising their statutory responsibilities for the administration of the Mental Health Act 2016.

Authorised Mental Health Services (Private AMHS portal)

The secure login portal for private AMHS only. A password is required to view this content. Department of Health employees can view the same content on the intranet (QHEPS).

Last updated: 22 April 2020