About Us

The Mental Health Legal Centre (MHLC), established in 1987, provides a free and confidential legal service to anyone who has experienced mental illness in Victoria where their legal problem relates to their mental illness.

All centre activities aim to promote the rights of people who experience mental illness.

People with mental illness often experience a range of complex and interrelated challenges that can lead to financial hardship, social exclusion, discrimination, unemployment, homelessness and imprisonment.

The Centre is a non-profit organisation run by an independent Board of Governance.

The MHLC is part of a network of Community Legal Centres located throughout Victoria and Australia. Community Legal Centres provide a three-tiered approach to the law, through casework, community legal education and law reform/policy.