Every five years the South Australian Mental Health Act comes under review. Part of this process means hearing from you.

The State Government has requested the South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) review the Mental Health Act. This includes talking to experts in mental health support, persons with lived experience, carers and interested groups.

Based on the research and process, SALRI will then make recommendations to the State Government on whether to reform the law. Your input is important in this process and your experiences can help improve the way we deliver mental health support in South Australia.

The first step is to visit the Your Say website here. Here you will find a series of fact sheets that have consultation questions and prompts for you to consider.

Other ways to get involved are;

  • contributing to the open forum
  • taking the survey
  • sending a written submission via email to: salri_mha@adelaide.edu.au
  • posting a written submission to: The South Australian Law Reform Institute, University of Adelaide, Ligertwood Building, Adelaide, South Australia, 5005

Whichever way you choose to share your experience, thoughts and opinions on the Mental Health Act please remember sharing your own experiences – both positive and negative – is a great way to create change. If you are planning to share intense personal experiences, make sure you take care of yourself. In particular, when detailing any trauma as it can be upsetting for yourself and we advocate you do so in a way that is safe for you.