Mental Health Act (2007)
Amendments to the Mental Health Act
The Mental Health Act 2007 has undergone review and has been amended by the Mental Health Amendment (Statutory Review) Act 2014. These changes came into effect 31 August 2015.
The NSW Institute of Psychiatry (NSWIOP) was commissioned by NSW Health to provide Education and Training on amendments to the Mental Health Act 2007. This website and associated resources have been prepared by NSWIOP and are readily available to staff across the health service system as well as those interested in learning more about the amendments to the Mental Health Act 2007.
Please be advised there have been important amendments to Form 1 (Clinical Report as to Mental State of a Detained Person). This new form is effective as of 9 March 2017.
Click this link to the new form: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/mentalhealth/Pages/legislation.aspx
In relation to this release, please note that minor updates to resources on this website (Guidebook and factsheets) will be made in coming days.
A number of Fact Sheets have been prepared based on user groups to better understand the Mental Health Act 2007.
Click on the corresponding user group below to access each Fact Sheet.
A person who has a lived experience of a mental illness or mental disorder and / or a person who is receiving treatment from a mental health service.
The Guide Book provides a clear and practical source of information about procedures and issues to be considered when implementing the Mental Health Act 2007. This Guide Book has been revised in 2016 to include the 2015 amendments to the Act.
Do you have any questions? Visit the FAQs relating to the Mental Health Act 2007 and the 2015 amendments to the Act. These questions were raised during face to face training sessions with staff working within NSW Health.