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New Chapter on solution-focused hearings for older persons

We are pleased to announce that we have now finalised a new Chapter of the Guide to Solution-focused Hearings in the Mental Health Tribunal (the main guide) on solution-focused hearings for older persons. Drawing on the Tribunal’s experience and the invaluable input of stakeholders, this Chapter explores the complex issues that can hinder or prevent older persons actively participating in hearings. It also contains practical guidance on how hearings can be improved for this particular group of consumers. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all members, organisations and individuals who made submissions to or met with the Tribunal on this important topic.

Once other chapters about specific groups of consumers and other hearing participants are completed, it is intended that the Chapter be incorporated into the main guide. For now it is being released as a stand-alone document but it should be read in conjunction with the main guide.