Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Mental illness is a challenge faced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities. It can be hard to talk about with your mob and difficult to know how to help a family member who becomes mentally ill.

It is important for anyone receiving involuntary treatment for a mental illness to have their say about decisions that will affect their life. Supporting a family member to attend his/her Mental Health Review Tribunal hearings is a simple and powerful way to do this and start him/her on the road to recovery.