Participants in the Centre’s legal education programs include people with a mental illness and their families and support persons; lawyers, law graduates and law students; workers in NGOs and government health services; students in disciplines such as social work, nursing, occupational therapy and medicine; and employees of other services who come into contact with people experiencing serious symptoms of a mental illness such as customs officers and Perth Transit Officers.
The Mental Health Law Centre conducts in house training course for MHLC law student volunteers about the Mental Health Act 1996 (WA) and advocacy with the aim of employing volunteers to work at the Centre.
Please contact our Reception at email@example.com or ring us on our free call line to organise a presentation from of one of the Centre’s solicitors.
Community Legal Education and CPD for Lawyers
The Centre provides Community Legal Education and CPD sessions about laws that particularly impact on people with a mental illness including on:
- Mental Health Act 1996 (WA)
- Guardianship and Administration Act 1990 (WA)
- Criminal Law Mentally Impaired Accused Act 1996 (WA)
- Police Powers
- Capacity and Consent
- Ethical Dilemmas
- Other subjects on request, resources permitting.
“Burnt Out” seminars
The Centre runs CPD Burnt Out seminars for lawyers to increase their understanding of the impacts of legal work on practitioners, and the legislative and policy response by the profession to these issues.
Booklet: Patients’ Rights Guide
The Patients’ Rights Guide Second Edition is a unique plain English question and answer session about the Mental Health Act 1996 (WA).
Download now: MHLCWA Patients Rights Guide
Information Fact Sheets
- Mental Health Law Centre
- Mental Health NGOs in Western Australia
- Voluntary patients
- Involuntary patients
- Community treatment order
- Psychiatric treatment
- Communicating with a member of the public who may be unwell
- Legal representation at Mental Health Review Board hearing
- Legal representation at a guardianship or administration hearing
- MHLC Annual Report
Download now by clicking on the booklet or brochure of your choice, or order by sending in an order form or call into the Centre to pick up your copy.