Mental health advocacy

This service is for people with a mental health disorder, as well as their relatives and carers. Advocates can assist people to exercise their rights and responsibilities.

We support adolescents and adults who are:

  • in hospital
  • in the community
  • in correctional facilites
  • in rural and remote areas

We support people to exercise their rights to:

  • be safe from harm including abuse, neglect and suicide
  • shelter
  • freedom and liberty
  • fundamental health and well being

Priority is given to issues which most affect quality of life.

You can visit our contacts page to find useful links in the mental health area, and you will also find relevant information in our publications page.

New Mental Health Act

Tasmania's new Mental Health Act 2013 commenced on Monday 17 February 2014. If you would like to know more follow this link to the website for the Act.

Supported by the Tasmanian Government – Department of Health and Human Services, Mental Health Services.