Rights Advisors Can

  • Explain your rights under the Mental Health Act and answer any questions you might have;
  • Explain the Mental Health Review Board review panel process. If you would like to request a review of your detention, a Rights Advisor can also help you apply;
  • Tell you your options if you have concerns about your treatment. They can also help you ask for a second medical opinion on your treatment;
  • Give you information about how to find a lawyer or other legal support; and
  • Help you find out if you are eligible for legal aid.

Rights Advisors Cannot

  • Represent individuals at a Mental Health Review Board hearing or court proceeding; or
  • Give legal advice or recommendations about what someone “should” do.