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.
If you are receiving compulsory mental health treatment you have the right to be involved in all decisions about your assessment, treatment and recovery.
Receiving compulsory treatment can be lonely and distressing. Getting support helps you to have your say about your assessment, treatment and recovery.
Our advocates are on your side. They are independent from hospitals and mental health services. Our service is free and confidential.
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:
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Reviewed 19 April 2022