|Charter of Rights|
|Written by Paul Mckillop|
"Charter of Rights for children young people and others who have a mentally ill parent"
To Be displayed at all mental health services along with statement of Consumers Rights. Above document should be updated in consultation with NNAAMI every 12 months.
NNAAMI Submitted above to The Director of Mental Health Branch Victoria 24 May 2000 along with a copy to The Federal Director of Mental Health Branch Australia ACT for comment... however no reply has yet been received from the Federal Department of Health and Aged Care MHB. A National Approach is Required Urgently.
Dr Ruth Vine Office of the Chief Psychiatrist / Director MHB Victoria advised NNAAMI however that most of the above should be accommodated within existing Victorian legislation and MH existing Policy in Victoria. NNAAMI thanks Dr Vine for her investigation on this issue. However as yet no commitment has been made by MHB Vic to adopt or display these rights for young people. We are still seeking the adoption of this Charter of Rights document an look forward to its future implementation in Australia and internationally.
Please see The Age aritcle Families Kept in the Dark
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