Where to get assistance
Legal and advocacy services
Assistance is available from:
- the Office of the Public Advocate;
- Community Visitors;
- Independent Mental Health Advocacy;
- equal opportunity commissions; and
- specialist disability legal services.
For detailed information about assistance available from these organisation, see Chapter 8.2: Disability: Asserting your rights.
Mental Health Tribunal
The Mental Health Tribunal’s (MHT) website provides information about:
- the MHT’s role and functions;
- how to apply for revocation of an order; and
- the hearing process (including practice notices).
The Chief Psychiatrist
The Chief Psychiatrist’s role is focused on providing clinical leadership and advice to public mental health services to ensure delivery of quality mental health services.
The Chief Psychiatrist must act compatibly with human rights in making decisions.
Victorian Mental Health Complaints Commissioner
The Victorian Mental Health Complaints Commissioner is responsible for resolving complaints about mental health service providers in Victoria.
Victorian Health Complaints Commissioner
The Victorian Health Complaints Commissioner can investigate and help resolve complaints about healthcare providers in Victoria, including mental health and psychiatric services.
For more information, see:
The Victorian Health Complaints Commissioner must act compatibly with human rights in making decisions.