Your rights – for 11-18 year olds
Information to help you understand what legal rights you have for your mental health.
How we can help
When you have a mental health problem, it's important to understand what rights you have.
Understanding your rights can help you to make sure you're being treated fairly, and that you're getting the support you need.
Our information pages will explain the different rights you have for your mental health.
Information on what your rights are and why they're important.
Information on your rights for mental health and what these rights mean.
A guide that explains how and when information about your mental health is kept private.
A guide that explains advocacy and how advocates can help you to get your voice heard.
A guide that explains self-advocacy and gives tips on how to advocate for yourself.
A guide that explains what happens and what your rights are when you go into hospital as an informal patient.
A guide that explains what happens and what your rights are when you're sectioned.
Explains words and phrases that you may hear when getting treatment and support for your mental health. Includes legal terms.
If you need more support, there are a number of organisations you can contact.
“Knowing what your rights are is really important, so you can tell someone if you're not getting what you should be.”