Volunteering with the Mental Health Tribunal Representation Scheme (MHTRS)
Our volunteers help people communicate with the Mental Health Tribunal (MHT). The MHT is responsible for mental health treatment orders, which can require people to remain in hospital and receive involuntary treatment.
Before the MHTRS began in 2003, people were often unrepresented when the MHT was making major decisions about their life and liberty.
Last year, the MHTRS provided help and information to over 1,200 people.
The MHTRS relies on volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a representative, or you want to learn more about how the Mental Health Act operates in Tasmania, you can complete our online training package.