Charter of Rights

Charter of Rights

What is the Charter of Rights?

The Charter of Rights is for all people who experience mental illness or mental health problems, no matter who they are, regardless of their age, their gender identity, their sexual orientation, their religion, their culture, what language they speak, what their diagnosis is, what their level of ability is and whether they are rich or poor.

This Charter of Rights states how people who experience mental illness or mental health problems can expect to be treated by people who care for and work with them.

It sets out those rights that explicitly support people to be free from discrimination and to access high quality health and social care services.

This Charter can help everyone better understand their rights and safeguard them in the ACT.

People who experience mental illness or mental health problems have the same rights as everyone.

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