Mental Health Advocacy Service Annual Report 2022-23

Annual report
This Annual Report 2022-23 outlines the activities of our Advocates and draws attention to systemic issues.
Last updated:

Welcome to the eighth annual report for the Mental Health Advocacy Service (MHAS).

The MHAS exists to amplify the voices and protect the rights of people using, and seeking to use mental health services. 

MHAS Can assist all people on involuntary treatment orders, those referred for psychiatric examination, those subject to custody orders and required to undergo treatment, psychiatric hostel residents and some people who are voluntary patients. 

In 2022-23, MHAS experienced a noticeable increase in demand for advocacy services with service provision now exceeding that of pre-COVID 19 levels in 2019-20.