Mental Health Law

Find out if you are eligible.

Do you need help with a mental health matter?

Can Legal Aid help me?

We may be able to help you if:

  1. You have a hearing coming up before the Alberta Review Board.
  2. You want a mental health review panel:
  • To release you from a hospital where you’re being held under the Mental Health Act.
  • To stop a doctor from declaring you incompetent to make treatment decisions.
  • To stop a doctor from treating you against your will.
  • To cancel or change your Community Treatment Order.
Do I need to apply for Legal Aid to get help?

To get help, contact the Mental Health Review Panel or the Alberta Review Board and tell them you want duty counsel (Legal Aid lawyer) to help you at your hearing.

If you want more information about your options, you can also contact the Mental Health Patient Advocate.

How much will it cost to get help from Legal Aid with a mental health matter?

In most cases, Legal Aid Alberta provides mental health legal services free of charge, and you do not need to fall within our usual financial eligibility guidelines.

Do you help people with adult guardianship or trusteeship matters?

We might be able to help.

Check Civil Law for more information.

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