Your rights to appropriate treatment
As a consumer of mental health services you have the right to stand up for your rights
Statement of rights and responsibilities. If at any time you believe that you are not being treated
appropriately, that your medication does not seem to be working, or that a practitioner is not treating you
with respect or not valuing cultural understanding, you have the right to speak up and tell them, or to let
someone else know. For further information and/or support contact:
Disability Advocacy Service - “Helping You in the Right Direction”
We are a community-based advocacy service providing information to people with disabilities to help them to obtain their rights. We work with both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, and support and encourage people with disabilities to advocate for their own rights.
Visit DAS at Shop 1a, 63-65 Railway Tce, Alice Springs, phone: (08) 8953 1422 or email
Community Visitor Program
CVP is an external and independent mechanism which tries to resolve any complaints, concerns or problems that people may have with mental health treatment and care. Anyone, individuals or organisations, can talk to us as long they are a consumer, patient, carer, representative of, or have an interest in, a consumer or patient.
Phone CVP freecall: 1800 021 919 visit www.cvp.nt.gov.au or email email@example.com
Australian Mental Health Consumer Network
AMHCN is a nation wide network of consumers of mental health services which exists to: Promote equity and access for mental health empower consumers to utilise all means to achieve and maintain their mental health; and promote the expansion of consumer participation and influence within the community.
Phone AMHCN on (02) 62850111 visit www.amhcn.com.au or email: firstname.lastname@example.org