The Mental Health Legal Centre (MHLC), established in 1987, provides free and confidential legal services for Victorians experiencing mental health issues in the community, in treatment facilities, and in prisons through our multi‑disciplinary legal service, education, research and advocacy work.
Mental Health: Rights, Choice, Agency
Our Vision for Society in Victoria
A society that recognises that access to legal representation is integral in meeting the mental health needs of the Victorian community.
Our Vision for MHLC
A sustainable, specialist mental health centre that is recognised for its capacity to respond effectively to the needs of the Victorian community.
Helping clients and consumers understand they have a choice over what they do.
We understand the need to feel connected and belongingness with others both on an individual consumer and client basis and our other stakeholders.
We empathise and seek to understand our consumers and clients’ situation and deliver person centred communication and advice with sensitivity and compassion.
Because of our experience within a mental health and legal framework we are recognised as having expertise in the services that we deliver. Always taking into account the knowledge of those who have lived experience.
We are fearless advocates to achieve our mission and vision for consumers and clients.