Mental Health Act

  • The Victorian Mental Health Act (MHA) 2014 provides for the assessment and compulsory treatment of people with a mental illness.
  • The MHA promotes recovery-orientated practice in the public mental health system. The approach to a persons wellbeing builds on the strengths of the individual, working in partnership with the treating team.
  • Aims to minimise the use and duration of compulsory treatment and care.

For further information, Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)

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