Resources: Future Planning
The following resources and organisations are designed to protect the rights of people with a mental illness and plan for when they become unwell and lose capacity to make their own decisions.
Legal advice and assistance regarding mental health law.
02 9745 4277
Legal Telephone Service
1300 888 529
Information about the changes to the external review process (Mental Health Inquiry).
Future Planning documents
Acute Care Plan
– a detailed plan for when a person with a mental illness becomes unwell.
Emergency Care Plan
detailed information about the care recipient for when the carer becomes unwell and someone new steps into the caring role.
Enduring Power of Attorney
– appointing a financial manager if a person loses mental capacity to make decisions.
– to encourage family cohesiveness.
– a plan for when a parent with a mental illness becomes unwell and cannot provide care for their children.
1800 043 159
Information on the NSW Mental Health Act and other relevant legislations.
This service offers the full range of services provided by the former Public Trustee NSW and Office of the Protective Commissioner. Information and support for wills, trusts, Powers of Attorney, and financial and private management for people unable to make financial decisions for themselves.
1300 360 466
This service is Independent from the health system, the OVP aims to safeguard standards of treatment and care, and advocate for the rights and dignity of people being treated under the NSW Mental Health Act 2007.
1800 208 218
A public guardian is appointed by the NSW Guardianship Tribunal to be the guardian of a person with a disability when no other person is suitable or available to be their guardian.
Fact sheet on the rights of a primary carer.