To Family Members and Carers – Please help us to improve our services

Research and evaluation of our legal services is being undertaken by Curtin University and we invite the views of family members and carers of former recipients of MHLC services.

Your views will provide important insights and information about the Centre’s service and will contribute to improving the MHLC Service.

Please click the following link to complete the survey. It will take no longer than 5 minutes of your time. Thank you.

Click HERE to complete the survey

Welcome to our website

We are a statewide community legal centre specialising in laws that impact particularly on people with a mental illness.

We are based in Perth, Western Australia. We are an independent community based organisation funded to provide a free specialist legal service throughout Western Australia to people with a mental illness that is causally related to their legal issue.

Our core service is free legal advice and representation to people who are involuntary patients in the Western Australian mental health system. Subject to resources, we provide legal help, advice, representation and/or referrals in other areas of law including criminal, guardianship and administration, criminal injuries compensation, equal opportunity, discrimination and other civil matters. We have a Telephone Advice Line, where we can give short legal advice or referral by telephone.

Our legal casework service is free, private, confidential, non-government and not for profit.

We provide legal and community education in all areas of law in which we practice, including CPD presentations for lawyers. We have plain english written resources to explain various areas of law in which we work.

This web site has been created by the Mental Health Law Centre as an educational and information resource for people with a mental illness, their family and support network.

If you have a good idea for our website, have a site that could be linked to our website or have a law reform suggestion applicable to our area of work, click here.


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Referral service
Referral service

If we are unable to assist with your legal needs, we provide referrals to appropriate legal and non-legal services. The...

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