All individuals with a mental illness should have access to treatment and should be able to enjoy a meaningful life in which they are able to participate equally in society.
Several Queensland community legal centres support individuals with mental health legal advice and assistance. Search our legal help directory to find your nearest centre.
Queensland Advocacy Incorporated (QAI) has a specialised Mental Health Legal Service (MHLS) dedicated to providing free legal assistance in relation to mental health law in Queensland, primarily around involuntary treatment.
LawRight supports clients with mental health related issues through its Community and Health Justice partnerships. Find out more.
The Queensland Mental Health Commission actively seek the views and experiences of people with a lived experience to help shape the reform agenda. Find out more about the work of the Commission.
Listed below are a range of resources that provide additional information on mental health.
Legal Aid Queensland:
Mental health and wellbeing legal information
Information about mental health law
Queensland Advocacy Incorporated:
Mental health factsheets
Health Justice Australia Partnership resources:
For policy-maker and funders
The Salvation Army's Insight Suicide Prevention:
Professional counselling and bereavement