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The Mental Health Law Centre has helped over people since 1997

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Our unique KNOWLEDGE and EXPERTISE allows us to effectively deal with our clients' legal problems

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Through donations, we are able to provide FREE legal advice and services to people who have mental health issues

Where to Start?

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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, guardianship & administration and criminal injuries compensation
  • We also have a Telephone Advice Line to provide quick legal advice.

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Why choose us

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  • 100% free

  • Expert guidance through the whole process

  • Always confidential

  • Compassionate staff

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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“One of the first things you are taught in law school is about the large gap between those who need legal advice, and those who have access to it. Volunteering at the MHLC has allowed me to directly talk to those who need help the most and assist them to access the advice they need. This, to me, is what the law is all about. I love being able to develop my legal skills in such a welcoming environment, whilst making a positive change to the community. It reassures me that I made the right decision to start a law degree.”

Nathan Kearns September 23, 2016

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