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Welcome to the Mental Health Law Centre of Western Australia.

  • We are a statewide community legal centre providing free legal advice and representation to people who experience a mental health illness.
  • We provide free legal advice and representation on matters covered by the Mental Health Act 2014; and
  • Subject to resources, we also provide legal help in other areas of law, particularly criminal and guardianship & administration
  • We also have a Telephone Advice Line for general enquiries.

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Michael’s Story

Michael has been struggling with a severe drug addiction and mental illness. He was charged with criminal offences during a period of time when he was hospitalised for his mental health issues and behaviour associated with addiction….


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