Mental Illness Issues

Call for withdrawal of the Chief Psychiatrist’s Communique 2014

The campaign against the Chief Psychiatrist’s Communique 2014 was sent to Bronwyn Taylor MLC – NSW Minister for Mental Health, Dr. Murray Wright – Chief Psychiatrist NSW Health and Judge Paul Lakatos SC – President, Mental Health Review Tribunal. We are still awaiting a response from Dr. Murray Wright and Bronwyn Taylor MLC. As you …

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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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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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