Mental Health Act 2014

The mental health law in Western Australia is the Mental Health Act 2014. It relates to:

  • when a person can be provided with mental health treatment
  • the criteria for referring a person for an examination by a psychiatrist
  • when a person can be made an involuntary patient on an inpatient treatment order or a community treatment order
  • how inpatient treatment orders and community treatment orders operate
  • the rights of persons with mental illness and their personal support persons.

Mental Health Act 2014 resources are available to help key groups understand and apply the new law:

  • mental health professionals
  • referrers to mental health services
  • people experiencing a mental illness
  • people supporting a person with a mental illness
  • non-government organisations and private psychiatric hostels
  • transport officers

Review of Mental Health Act

This survey has now closed.

The Mental Health Commission (MHC) is currently reviewing the Mental Health Act 2014 (the Act). To assist with the review, we are seeking feedback from people who have had experience (whether voluntarily or involuntarily) with mental health services since December 2015. This includes feedback from families and carers as well.

Questions relate to your experience under the Mental Health Act 2014, which involves being engaged (whether voluntarily or involuntarily) in mental health services since December 2015. The Act also includes the Charter of Mental Health Care Principles which all mental health services must make every effort to comply with. You can read more information about the review here.

Your response to the survey will be anonymous. The responses provided will be collated and non-identifying information may be included in the final published version of the review. 

To complete the survey, click on the following link: