The Law and Mental Health

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.

Description

This webinar is a live feed of the workshop being delivered with in-room participants.

Please Note: This Webinar is only offered to participants outside the Greater Christchurch Area. Your online experience will differ from face to face education sessions. 

Workshop Type: Introductory | Workshop Level: Four | Catering: Refreshments provided

Aim

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.

Overview

• The Mental Health Act 1992
• Intellectual Disability Compulsory Care and Rehabilitation Act 2003
• Privacy and Health Rights
• 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 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

Terms and Conditions

Prerequisites

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

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.
• System requirements in detail https://collaborationhelp.cisco.com/article/en-us/nb8raex  

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

Browsers
Internet Explorer 7 and above
Firefox - Latest version
Chrome - Latest version
Safari - 5 and above

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