Consumer Advocacy Service

CONTACT US
Telephone info & advocacy service

Opening Hours: 9AM – 4.30PM, Monday – Friday
Phone: (03) 9380 3900
Email: reception@vmiac.org.au
Address: Building 1, 22 Aintree Street, Brunswick East, VIC, 3057

 

If you or someone you know are using hospital based mental health services in Victoria, click here to find out how to get support!

This free service is for people with lived experience of mental health challenges, who want information or short-term, non-legal advocacy about:

  • Issues with mental health services
  • Issues with community organisations related to your experience of mental health or emotional challenges
  • Your rights in relation to your mental health

VMIAC’s Consumer Advocacy Service directly works with consumers. If you are a support worker or carer, please have the person you are supporting contact us so we can help them

All of our advocates have lived experience as mental health consumers, so we really get it.

To access this service, you need to:

  • Live in Victoria
  • Identify as someone who has a lived experience of mental health challenges and/or emotional distress

These are some common advocacy issues we can support you with:

  • Making sure your choices are considered by your doctor, psychiatrist or treating team and other support organisations
  • Navigating complaints processes with mental health services
  • Making an advance statement

Note: We are not able to advocate about personal matters between individuals.