Mental Health Advocacy

If you are a person living in Toowoomba or the South West region, living with severe mental illness and aged over 18 years, you can contact TASC for help with advocacy.

One example might be if you need support with an agency you are working with, or to attend a Mental Health Review Tribunal hearing. 

While our priority is to assist people who are referred to us by Queensland Hospital and Health Services, other agencies can also make referrals.  Individuals seeking support can also self-refer to TASC.  

Contact TASC or make a referral.

Fast Facts

Rights, Education and Advice Program (Toowoomba)  

If you are living in Toowoomba or the South West region and have a mental health condition, you may be supported through the Queensland Government’s Community Managed Mental Health program.  You may be getting support from a local provider, like the Clubhouse in Toowoomba, which runs a Group Based Peer Recovery Support Program.  

Through the Rights, Education and Advice Program, TASC provides individual advocacy to people supported by the Community Managed Mental Health program.  This is a free service for clients of the program, as identified by Queensland Health. 

How do I access the service? 

You can access this service by referral from an authorised provider.  Talk to your current service provider about whether you may be eligible.  If you are a referral agency and want to contact TASC, please call 07 4616 9700. 

If you are living with mental illness, you may also be eligible for legal support.

Mental Health Review Tribunal (MHRT) Representation Service  

TASC is part of a tender referral process for the Mental Health Review Tribunal (MHRT) to provide mandatory legal representation for people who are:  

  • Minors  
  • Subject to electroconvulsvive therapy (ECT); OR  
  • Where the Attorney-General is appearing.  

Depending on capacity and resources, TASC may provide legal representation in MHRT matters in other circumstances. 

How do I access the service?
Call 07 4616 9700. 

When are appointments available?
Monday to Friday, 9am – 4.30pm. 

What type of appointments are available?
One-on-one appointments are available by phone, video and in-person. 

Who funds this service?
Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department.