Key messages

  • The Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council is the peak non-government body providing advocacy and support to people seeking treatment for mental illness.

The Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council (VMIAC) provides advocacy, education and research services to ensure people’s rights are upheld and their opinions and wishes are heard in matters that affect their lives.

It is the peak Victorian non-government organisation for people with a mental illness.

VMIAC provides information, mutual support and self-help, advocacy, research and evaluation, and education and training.

The organisation employs community advocates who work with individuals, groups and the mental health system as a whole to uphold rights and represent people’s opinions, wishes and needs.