Advance Statement

  • Under the Mental Health Act 2014, a person has the right to have an Advance Statement.
  • An Advance Statement is written by a person with mental health experiences which details their preferences of treatment and people involved in their care.
  • Writing an Advance Statement gives the person the opportunity to have greater input into their care.
  • An Advance Statement is utilised in the event that a person requires compulsory mental health treatment. Refer to IMHA (Independent Mental Health Advocacy) for further information;
  • Refer to VMIAC (Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council) for a Guide to Advanced Statements

Need help now?

Call Mental Health Telephone Triage on 1300 792 977 or Emergency on 000, or Lifeline 13 11 14

All access to Peninsula Health Mental Health Service is through Mental Health Telephone Triage who will direct you to the appropriate mental health program or community supports