Independent Mental Health Advocacy

Independent Mental Health Advocacy

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COVID-19 update

Update – we are returning to hospitals in person. Ask the nursing staff when the IMHA advocate is in next. We can still provide virtual services, like attending care team meetings, via video.

How we can help

Contact us

Call 1300 947 820 to speak to an advocate about your rights and for support to speak up about your assessment, treatment and recovery.

Call 1800 959 353 to hear a free recording of your rights under the Mental Health Act 2014. This phone line is available 24 hours a day.

For a written copy of this information, please see our Know Your Rights fact sheet:

Find out how to contact us if you have hearing or speech difficulties or you would like help in another language.

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Reviewed 19 April 2022