About this resource
This free poster can be downloaded and printed. Please display it in places used by people who are receiving compulsory treatment or feel at risk of compulsory treatment.
It asks if you need support to:
- be involved in decisions about your assessment, treatment and recovery and your rights in the mental health system
- have your views and preferences considered
- make treatment decisions.
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.
We have other 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 with First Nations artwork
- Independent Mental Health Advocacy – Know your rights multilingual poster
- Independent Mental Health Advocacy – Victorian Aboriginal Health Service poster
You can order free cards about IMHA 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.
You may also like to see our free resources Are you on a treatment order? and Going to a Mental Health Tribunal hearing.
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Reviewed 03 October 2022