MHM2 was actively involved in the advocacy for and development of
the Mental Health Act 2014
(Western Australia)

TSD PLANS – Rights under the Mental Health Act  This is a pdf of a presentation given by Debora Colvin, the Chief Mental Health Advocate to the Families 4 Families WA group in February 2019.  This presentation helped to lay the groundwork for the development of the co-designed MHM2 / Families 4 Families WA resources below. 

Treatment, Support & Discharge Planning flyer 13082019   Co-designed by families & carers, this flyer gives basic details of the sections of the Act which prescribe Family & Carer rights with respect to TSD Planning; some tips for meetings and some contacts for further information.

TSD Planning PPT Family & Carer Rights 13082019  Co-designed by families & carers, this powerpoint presentation takes you through how to read the Act; what a TSD Plan should contain and tips for meetings, some peer wisdom and links to other webpages for further information.  

Listed below are some resources that contribute to thinking about mental distress in a critical and holistic way.    Click on the resource name to link you to the resource or webpage for further information.

Foundational Engagement report 2018:   

Engagement, participation, co-design, co-production are increasingly used terms and practices to connect with people who use services in order to have their input inform the development of those services.

The Foundational Engagement resource was produced by MHM2 in 2018.  It identifies and examines resources which particularly engage with individuals, famlies and supporters with experiences of mental distress and alcohol and other drug (AOD) use who may also have experiences of homelessness, criminal justice, poverty and discrimination.   It particularly sought out resources which were partly or fully designed by people with lived/living experience.

A Critical Literature Review of the Direct, Adverse Effects of Neuroleptics  This resource was developed by the National Mental Health Consumer and Carer Forum in conjunction with Curtin University.  A must-read for anyone who is taking, or caring for someone prescribed neuroleptic (anti-psychotic) medication.

Mad in America Mad in America’s mission is to serve as a catalyst for rethinking psychiatric care in the United States (and abroad).

Literature Review 2015 on Multiple Unmet Needs of families in the co-occurring space.  Curtin University.“Policies, standards and good practice frameworks have not been systematically implemented or evaluated. We have been unable to locate any critically-informed research which explicitly details why mental health services have not embraced family inclusion” (p1).