Mental health rights
Mental health and your rights
Information about the rights of people with mental illness. It covers diagnosis of a mental illness, treatment, and the Mental Health Tribunal.
Supportive attorney appointments
Information about ‘supportive attorneys’, who can help you make financial and personal decisions, access relevant information, communicate decisions you have made, and carry them out. Supportive attorneys can be appropriate for people with disabilities.
Information explaining guardianship of an adult with a disability who is unable to make their own decisions.
Mental Health Complaints Commissioner
Information on how to make a complaint about a Victorian public mental health service to the Victorian Mental Health Complaints Commissioner, and how the commissioner can help address concerns and resolve disputes. Includes an online complaints form.
Going to a Mental Health Tribunal hearing
Information about how to prepare your case if you are going to the Mental Health Tribunal.
Want to speak to someone about mental health rights?
Victoria Legal Aid: 1300 792 387
Mental Health Legal Centre: (03) 9629 4422; 1800 555 887 (free call outside metro)