At ADACAS we assist mental health consumers to have their voices heard. Often, mental health consumers tell us they feel they are not being heard by their treating team. An advocate can help. We can also support people who need an advocate to support them about psychiatric treatment orders (PTO) including during tribunal hearings.
Consumer can have the support of an advocate if they are admitted to the Adult Mental Health Unit; and do not feel heard. We visit the unit regularly and can support people to understand what is happening and have their voice heard in decisions that affect them.
ADACAS can also provide advocacy support when dealing with others, such as families, government agencies, community services, housing, law enforcement and justice agencies, the Public Guardian or the Public Trustee; education, transport, or employment.
A consumer-led peak organisation that represents the interests of mental health consumers in the ACT in policy and decision-making forums (MHCN, 2014).
The peak body for the community mental health sector in the ACT.
Adacas provides help and support to people with disabilities, the elderly and their carers.
Advocacy is about helping a person to be heard in the decisions that affect their life. Advocacy aims to increase a person’s control over goods, services and quality of life
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