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Mental health statement of rights and responsibilities

Australia Standing Council on Health Country Resources Mental Health Policies Australia 31 December 2012 Policy document human rights, mental health promotion, Social Inclusion

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The statement is consistent with Australia’s international obligations, particularly the United Nations Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Convention on the Rights of the Child and state and territory human rights instruments. It is envisaged that states and territories will consider the statement in the context of their mental health operations, policy, legislative, prevention, promotion, education, quality improvement and workforce development initiatives. Service providers and peak consumer and carer bodies will play an important role in supporting the implementation of the statement.


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