Mental Health Advocacy Service (Legal Aid NSW)

Provides free legal advice & assistance about mental health law - also arranges legal representation through Legal Aid NSW for people appearing before either the Mental Health Tribunal or the Guardianship Tribunal. Advice and assistance We give free independent advice about all areas of mental health law. We can also assist you: by providing advice on what is required for appeals against refusal to be discharged from a mental health facility prior to a Mental Health inquiry being conducted; by providing legal assistance in response to applications, or revocations, of financial management orders; by giving legal advice over the telephone with regards to legal implications of the Mental Health Act and the NSW Trustee and Guardian Act; by conducting appointments for people wishing to come and speak with a lawyer.  A social worker and lay advocate are also available to help with a wide range of related social issues.

Phone: (02) 9745 4277