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Advocacy Matters: IMHA Independent Mental Health Advocacy

Our first few months

In our first few months, we have established 25 outposts at mental health services, delivered 116 information sessions reaching more than 1000 people, and are setting up a consultation process so that consumers can directly tell us what they want from our service.
Read more about our first few months and get an overview of some of the issues where people have asked for our support so far.

Meet consumer consultant Daniel Van der Pluym

Daniel Van der Pluym
Daniel will be consulting with people who have experienced compulsory treatment about their information needs. Read more about his work and how to get involved.

Mental health issues in the news

A South Australian research study has found that medical practitioners addressed all necessary criteria for involuntary treatment in only 40 per cent of admission forms. Read the Medical Journal of Australia summary of the research.

The Mental Health in Multicultural Australia project, funded by the Australian Government, is examining better ways to support culturally and linguistically diverse communities. They are presently seeking views on future directions. Find out more.

Discrimination by insurance companies against people with mental illness is common. Read about a Victoria Legal Aid landmark case which successfully challenged this on behalf of a young woman with depression.

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