Mental Health


Independent Mental Health Advocacy

Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) supports people who are receiving compulsory mental health treatment to make decisions and have as much say as possible about their assessment, treatment and recovery.

Advocates are based in Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo and Dandenong, but support people across Victoria.

IMHA has developed a Self-Advocacy for the NDIS (Mental Health) - Resource booklet following a co-design process in partnership with VMIAC, Tandem, peer support workers, carers and the DHHS.

The resource aims to help people experiencing mental health issues to self-advocate for what they need under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Practitioners can provide this resource to clients who may be interested in accessing the NDIS. IMHA also offers online train-the-trainer program for NDIS service providers.

Organisation: Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)

Resource: Self-Advocacy for the NDIS (Mental Health) - Resource booklet