Mental Health Education and Resource Centre

The Law and Mental Health - Webinar


It is a live feed of the course being delivered here at MHERC on the day, with in-room participants and facilitator. Registering here will allow you to be a part of the learning experience, viewing the facilitator and powerpoint presentation via your own device, in the comfort and location of your choice.


Course Type: Introductory | Course Level: Four 

Please Note: This webinar is only offered to participants outside the greater Christchurch area

There are several pieces of legislation in Aotearoa/New Zealand that impact on people accessing mental health services and influencing the care and treatment provided by these services. Much of this legislation protects the rights of those accessing the services while some of it gives power to the state to remove certain rights in particular circumstances. This workshop will provide you with the knowledge and understanding to ensure you are managing your role within the boundaries of this legislation in order to protect the rights of those individuals affected.

• The Mental Health Act 1992
• Intellectual Disability Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation Act 2003
• Privacy and health information
• Discrimination and human rights
• Protection of personal and property rights 

Learning Intentions
Participants will be provided with the opportunity to:
• Gain a basic understanding of each piece of legislation in relation to its application in their work
• Gain the knowledge to ensure you are managing your role within the boundaries of this legislation

Let’s Get Real Skills
• Working with Service Users
• Challenging Stigma and Discrimination
• Law, Policy and Practice
• Professional and Personal Development

*Price is per person for participants working outside of the Christchurch area only.  

Terms and Conditions

Please note: Your online experience will differ from face to face education sessions.   


You will need:

• Headset and Microphone 
• Built-in laptop camera or attachable webcam device (for laptop or PC)
• Stable broadband connection 

To test you can connect to our webinar software click here (Please follow the onscreen prompts to download Webex)

Minimum System Requirements:
As a guide, if you are able to Skype or watch online videos (eg: YouTube) from your device, your system requirements should be capable. 

Operating System:
Windows 7 and above
Mac OS X 10.6 and above

Internet Explorer 7 and above
Firefox - latest version
Chrome - latest version
Safari - 5 and above