Mental Illness Issues

Educational Opportunities for Patients

Download Flyer here: CJC Education for Patients Flyer 2021 See our full report here: CJC Educational Opportunities for Patients 2021 Access to education is now available for people in locked hospitals regardless of where they are, or their previous educational experience. University courses and programs are now accessible without the need for Internet or any …

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Mental Patient’s Education Win Thwarted

Media release: August 3, 2012 “Mental health patient Saeed Dezfouli who won a court challenge to study law whilst being held in the Forensic Hospital, has been refused the tools necessary to do the course. His lawyer has advised him to return to court to assert his right in practice. This situation provides an insight into how …

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Deinstitutionalisation

DEINSTITUTIONALISATION: Why community living has been accepted as the appropriate model. CONTENTS (click for pdf) 1. Introduction 2. History of Deinstitutionalisation – International Origins – History of Deinstitutionalisation in Australia 3. Models of Deinstitutionalisation 4. Public Policy Reasons for Deinstitutionalisation – Human Rights – Costs of institutionalisation 5. Australian Reference Articles – Hobbs 2000 – Owen 2004 …

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Social Support Rights

Overview: Maintaining adequate connections with the outside world is an essential right for any patient isolated with limited human contact. Mental health patients are legally entitled to rehabilitative care and support, not punishment based treatment. Therefore to withhold visitation rights of a patient, which is an essential aspect of their social devolvement during the rehabilitative …

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10th National Seclusion and Restraint Reduction Forum

Report on the 10th National Seclusion and Restraint Reduction Forum 2015 The 10th National Seclusion and Restraint Reduction Forum was held in Melbourne on 28th and 29th of May 2015. The Forum continues the work to give respect to mental consumers and help with their issues without force being used against them. The National Mental Health Commission (NMHC) launched …

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