Introduction

The Mental Health Review Tribunal is an independent panel set up to make decisions about the treatment and care of people in the Northern Territory (NT) who suffer from a mental illness or mental disturbance. 

The panel is made up of a variety of people from the law and health professions and members of the community, who sit in on each hearing.

Every tribunal hearing is overseen by three people, including:

  • a legal member who is qualified as a lawyer
  • a medical member who is a qualified psychiatrist 
  • a community member who has expertise or specific interest in the area of mental health.

These pages have information for families and carers about the types of services the tribunal can provide - including treatment plans - for people living with a mental illness.

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Last updated: 19 April 2016