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Independent Mental Health Advocacy is now available from August 31 2015
Find out more about IMHA, including our funding, our people and your rights as a client of our service.
The support of an advocate who is on your side can help you to voice your views, wishes and concerns.
We support people who are receiving public mental health services and are currently on a compulsory treatment order, either in the community or as an inpatient.
Advocacy provides support to speak for yourself and have someone ‘on your side’ to represent your views, wishes and concerns.
If you are deaf, can’t hear well or have difficulty using your voice you can email us or contact us using the National Relay Service.
Independent Mental Health Advocacy does not advocate on behalf of family members or carers, but we can refer you to other services.
We have a list of mental health service providers, who can provide advice and referral information.
Independent Mental Health Advocacy is a non-legal service delivered by Victoria Legal Aid and funded by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.
The goals of our service and our approach to advocacy are guided by the principles of the Mental Health Act 2014.