TASC’s Mental Health advocates assist people with a mental health condition to navigate the systems they rely on and to help them know and enforce their rights.
Our advocates work with people who need one-to -one advocacy support and work with them in partnership to address instances of discrimination, abuse or neglect.
This service is funded to help people who have a mental health condition and live or access services in the Darling Downs Health Service area. It is available to inpatients, outpatients or community members.
If you live with mental illness and need help understanding or standing up for your rights, but do not fall under these requirements TASC may still be able to help through our disability advocacy service which also encompasses people living with mental health conditions – please contact us to find out. If we are unable to help we will endeavour to refer you to a service who can.
More about our service
Our service is independent, free and confidential. While we receive funding from Queensland Health to operate this service, we are independent of government.
Our approach is for our advocacy to be:
- led by you as an individual
- based on your individual preferences, needs, experiences, aspirations and strengths
- focused on resilience, choice, hope, empowerment and social inclusion.
Please note TASC is not a mental health crisis service.
If you are experiencing distress and need immediate advice or support a list of mental health crisis services is available HERE.
In an emergency please call 000 or go to your hospital emergency department.