Legal options and assistance

LawRight (formerly QPILCH) provides free legal advice and assistance to people with mental illness, their families and anyone dealing with an issue relating to mental health law.

Homeless Persons Legal Clinic provides free legal advice and assistance to people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness, at a number of emergency accommodation centres and welfare agencies across Brisbane.

Legal Aid Queensland provides legal information, advice and representation to disadvantaged Queenslanders. It has a mental health unit.

Independent Patient Rights Advisers provide advice to patients, and their families, carers and support people, about their rights while receiving involuntary mental health treatment under the Mental Health Act 2016.

Youth Advocacy Centre provides confidential free legal and welfare assistance to young people under 17 who live in and around Brisbane. It may provide limited phone support to young people living outside Brisbane.

The Advocacy and Support Centre (TASC) provides legal representation, advice and support to residents in south west Queensland who have a mental illness, intellectual disability or acquired brain injury.

The Queensland Law Society can help you find a private solicitor.