Family and Carer's Rights

Your family and carers also have rights!

Families and carers have the right to:

  • Be recognised, respected and supported as partners in providing care to the consumer
  • Be involved in providing essential information to the clinician in the assessment phase, and in the ongoing treatment and care of the consumer
  • Receive training in the most effective ways to relate to consumers and support their recovery
  • Receive timely and easily understood information about the relevant mental illness, its causes, treatment options, and outcomes which are reasonably required for the ongoing care of the consumer

This information is in our Rights and Responsibilities (PDF) factsheet