About this resource
This free card is for people who are receiving compulsory treatment or feel at risk of compulsory treatment.
It says how an independent advocate can:
- listen to what you want and talk to you about your options
- give you information and support to act on your rights
- work with you so you can have your say
- refer you to other services if you need.
The card has information about how to contact (Independent Mental Health Advocacy) for independent, free and confidential services.
This card is available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Dari, English, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Persian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.
There is a free card with First Nations artwork for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and another with Victorian Aboriginal Health Service information.
We have posters you can download and print:
- Independent Mental Health Advocacy – Compulsory treatment poster
- Independent Mental Health Advocacy – How to get support poster
- Independent Mental Health Advocacy – Know your rights poster
- Independent Mental Health Advocacy – Know your rights poster with First Nations artwork
- Independent Mental Health Advocacy – Know your rights multilingual poster
- Independent Mental Health Advocacy – Victorian Aboriginal Health Service poster
You may also like to see our free resources Are you on a treatment order? and Going to a Mental Health Tribunal hearing.
Order free copies of this resourceSome of our publications have limits on how many copies you can order. If you need more copies, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (03) 9269 0234 and ask for the Community Legal Education team.
Mental health and disability
Learn what the law says about mental illness and disabilities, and your rights when it comes to police involvement, treatment and discrimination.
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Reviewed 05 October 2022