Specialist legal services
Ruah and the Mental Health Law Centre are committed to providing much-needed, integrated legal and non-legal support to families and together we’re expanding our support services under the umbrella banner of Ruah Legal Services.
We’ve brought together qualified lawyers, paralegals and community workers, from across the Ruah network to deliver a seamless multidisciplined approach that ranges from advice, early intervention and advocacy, to representation in court, and referral to other services for ongoing care and support.
Our specialist teams provide expert advice and representation for eligible clients in two main areas:
- Care and Protection – legal and non-legal advocacy and support for the growing number of families facing child protection proceedings, particularly parents experiencing a mental health illness.
- Mental Health Law Centre – WA’s centre of excellence for legal matters related to mental illness. MHLC specialises in matters related to the Mental Health Act 2014, including involuntary treatment, guardianship and administration, responding to Restraining Orders and Criminal Law matters, including court appearances and sentencing and fitness hearings.
We also provide support to clients with legal matters related to housing and homelessness, and family and domestic violence.
Need help? Call our team on 08 9328 8012 or Freecall 1800 620 285.