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Patient rights and support

The following resources are available to help you (or someone supporting you) about your rights under the Mental Health Act 2016. Alternatively, you can contact an independent patient rights adviser.

This information is also available in other languages.

The Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch (Department of Health) would like to credit the West Moreton Hospital and Health Service with the development and design of the patient rights videos and their statewide consultation throughout the production process.

Key document

The Statement of Rights contains important information about patient rights under the Mental Health Act 2016.

Video: Statement Of Rights

Patient rights

Independent Patient Rights Advisors

Support persons

Nominated Support Persons

Receiving treatment


Mental Health Court: Tips for attending a hearing

Advance care planning

A suite of documents is available on the 'Treatment and care' page in relation a less restrictive way to treat a person, advance health directives and substitute decision makers.

Last updated: 6 July 2023