Glossary of Terms

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State Government of Victoria, Australia, Department of Health: Victorian Mental Health ServicesĀ 

2015 factsheet: A Guide To Mental Health Terminology

A Guide To Mental Health Terminology

This guide aims to provide a quick reference for anybody seeking to understand terms commonly used by mental health services.

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Voluntary Admission

A voluntary patient who consents to treatment from a psychiatric inpatient service and is accepted for treatment with the approval of the authorised psychiatrist.

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