This site is written for people affected by the laws of Western Australia. The information contained on these pages is not legal advice.

Legal issues around mental illness can be complex and will vary from person to person.

If you have a legal problem you should talk to a lawyer in your jurisdiction before making a decision about what you do or do not do.

The materials on this website are the property of the Mental Health Law Centre (WA) Inc. and should not be used other than in the form published for the purpose it is intended, without the written authority of the Centre.

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The Mental Health Law Centre welcomes your feedback and encourages you to post comments, suggestions and questions on its social media platforms. The Mental Health Law Centre has a moderation policy to protect all users of our social media presences. The Mental Health Law Centre reserves the right to reproduce, publish and use any and all parts of any comments, suggestions and questions posted on our social media presences in any way it sees fit. You should not post any material that:

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Posts on Mental Health Law Centre’s social media sites will be moderated before they appear. If the Mental Health Law Centre becomes aware of a post that breaches the Centre’s moderation policy, we may not post or remove it. Notwithstanding any moderation, the Mental Health Law Centre cannot be held responsible for the comments posted on its social media presences. No reliance should be placed on any comments. The Mental Health Law Centre does not endorse, approve or promote any comments appearing on its social media presences, nor the authors thereof.