Mental Health Law

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Mental Health Law governs the temporary involuntary detention, assessment or treatment of persons with a mental illness when the person is not capable of consenting to required medical treatment.

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  • Mental Illness Fellowship of Queensland - The Mental Illness Fellowship has a list of service providers in each State and Territory and useful information about mental health issues on its website.
  • Mental Illness Fellowship of Australia - The Mental Illness Fellowship has a list of service providers in each State and Territory and useful information about mental health issues on its website.
  • Queensland Health Victim Support Service - The Queensland Health Victim Support Service provides services to victims of offenders which have been diverted to the forensic mental health system from the criminal justice system.
  • Arafmi Queensland - Arafmi is an organisation that provides support for carers of people living with mental illness.
  • Home Lifeline - Lifeline is an organisation that provides support for people experiencing mental health issues.
  • You may wish to approach a community legal centre for assistance. To find your nearest community legal centre, please visit the Community Legal Centres Queensland website at www.communitylegalqld.org.au . There are a number of community legal centres throughout Queensland that hold regular advice sessions.
  • LawRight is an independent, not-for-profit, community-based legal organisation that operates a civil law referral service for pro bono legal representation and direct legal services for particular disadvantaged client groups.For more information about the help available, and the process for applying for help, please see the LawRight website at www.lawright.org.au