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Law for Community Sector Workers Mental Health & the Law

We run free workshops for staff, volunteers and board/committee members of NSW community organisations.  

This workshop covers:

  • Involuntary admissions and Community Treatment Orders
  • Guardianship and financial management
  • Processes for diverting mentally ill people from the criminal justice system
  • Where to get legal help 

This workshop is delivered by Legal Aid NSW lawyers with extensive experience in civil and criminal law.

Registration is essential as places for this workshop are limited. 


Who should attend? 

  • Staff who work with clients with a mental illness.
  • Staff that have contact with parents and carers of mentally ill people including disability, youth, migrant and family services workers. 

Learning Outcomes 

By completing this workshop, participants will have information and tools to:

  • Describe the processes involved in involuntary admissions and Community Treatment Orders
  • Explain how personal or financial affairs of people with mental illness may be legally managed
  • Explain the section 32 & section 33 diversionary processes 
  • Describe supporting evidence for section 32 & section 33 application 
  • Identify where to get legal help 


This is a half-day workshop of 3 hours duration.