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Mental Health Advocacy

We want you to have the best possible experience with South Eastern Melbourne Partners in Recovery. To make sure this happens, you may choose to involve an ‘advocate’.

What is an advocate?

An advocate is someone who can help you understand and be understood by others. They can do this by: standing with you, listening to you, and speaking for you if you need. An advocate can be a relative, friend, neighbour or someone from an advocacy service. We will check to make sure you are happy with your advocate.

To learn more about advocacy services visit:


How to get an advocate?

You can choose your own advocate, or if you do not have your own advocate but feel you need one, the Office of the Public Advocate can offer you a Community Guardian.

To learn more about Community Guardians, visit: