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Independent Mental Health advocacy (IMHA)

Area of operation:

Email
contact@imha.vic.gov.au

Web
http://www.imha.vic.gov.au/

Phone
1300 947 820

Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) support people who are receiving compulsory psychiatric treatment to have as much say as possible about their assessment, treatment and recovery. IMHA is led and staffed by professionals with backgrounds in consumer advocacy, social work and mental health service provision and advocates are based in Melbourne, Geelong, Bendigo and Dandenong, … Continued

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Seniors Rights Victoria

Area of operation:

Phone
1300 368 821

Seniors Rights Victoria provides information, support, advice and education to help prevent elder abuse and safeguard the rights, dignity and independence of older people. Elder abuse is any act which causes harm to an older person and is carried out by someone they know and trust such as family or friends. If you, your client … Continued

Young People in Nursing Homes National alliance

Young People In Nursing Homes National Alliance

Area of operation:
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Email
use online contact form

Web
http://www.ypinh.org.au

Phone
0437 178 078

The Alliance is a national organisation promoting the rights of younger people with disabilities and high & complex support needs who are living in residential aged-care facilities or at risk of admission to them. The Alliance assists these younger people to have choice about where they live and how they are supported. The Alliance also works … Continued

Colac Otway Region Advocacy Service (CORAS)

Provides Advocacy for people with disability. Colac Otway Regional Advocacy Services (CORAS) provides individual advocacy for people with disabilities who live in the Colac Otway and Surf Coast Shires.  CORAS will work with an individual to develop an individual advocacy plan outlining what action will be required.

Social security Rights Victoria

Web
http://ssrv.org.au/

Phone
(03) 9481 0355

Social Security Rights, Victoria (SSRV) is an organisation which advocates for the right of people to have adequate income security and the rights of people in relation to the system, which provides this income security. SSRV is an independent organisation that provides specialist information, training, coordinated advocacy and casework support in the area of Welfare … Continued

Deaf Victoria Inc.

Area of operation:

Email
info@deafvictoria.org.au

Web
http://www.deafvictoria.org.au

Phone
03 9473 1145 or SMS 0431 476 721

  Deaf Victoria receives funding from the Victorian Government’s Department of Health and Human Services and of Office of Disability to run a non-profit organisation that provides advocacy, information and referrals about deaf and deafness issues. Deaf Victoria aims to inform members of the Deaf Community and to the wider community on a range of information … Continued

Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VMIAC)

Area of operation:

Web
http://www.vmiac.org.au/

Phone
(03) 9380 3900

The VMIAC is the peak Victorian non-government organisation for people who have experience with a mental illness or emotional distress. VMIAC engages in a number of activities, which include information provision, advice, mutual support and self-help, individual, group and systemic advocacy, research and evaluation, and education and training. The VMIAC, as a consumer organisation, is … Continued

Mental Health Legal Centre Inc.

Area of operation:

Email
mhlc@mhlc.org.au

Web
http://www.communitylaw.org.au/mhlc/cb_p...

Phone
(03) 9629 4422 or 1800 555 887 (free call from rural Victoria)

The Mental Health Legal Centre 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. The Centre is a non-profit organisation run by an independent Committee … Continued

Citizen Advocacy Sunbury & Districts Inc

Area of operation:

Email
casunbury1@bigpond.com

Web
http://casunbury.fsnlc.org/

Phone
9744 7378

Citizen Advocacy is a community based program in Sunbury and operating in the North West Suburbs of Melbourne and parts of the Macedon Ranges Shire, including Gisborne, Riddells Creek and Romsey. The program aims to recognise, promote and defend the rights and interests of people within our community, who have an intellectual disability. It does … Continued