Topic: Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA): working in partnership with consumers towards a recovery and rights based mental health system

Speakers: Helen Makregiorgos, Civil Justice Program, Victoria Legal Aid and Simona, Lived Experience Expert, Victoria Legal Aid

IMHA is a free state-wide non legal advocacy service for people at risk of or subject to compulsory treatment in Victoria. The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System recommended that non legal advocacy services should be available to all consumers who want it and hence the need for a opt out system.

IMHA has been working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities for the past 7 years and identified that these communities are often not able to access culturally safe mental health services. The Royal Commission recommendation will provide opportunity for people from these communities to access non legal advocacy services that can support them to understand and enact their rights, including their rights to mental health services that are culturally safe and responsive.


  • Victorian Transcultural Mental Health

Eligibility criteria

VTMH seminars are open to individuals, from all disciplines and working in all sectors, who are based in Australia and interested in diversity and mental health.

Categories: Consumer perspective, Diversity, MH policy, systems & legislation
Disciplines: Allied Health
Levels: Introductory
Lifespans: Adult

Wednesday 21 September 2022
15:00 to 16:00
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