Resources & Education
We provide practical help when it’s needed most.
We have a range of helpful resources so you can learn more about us, and find out about the services and support we provide.
Browse resources from the below categories:
Ruah Legal Services & MHLC
Involuntary Treatment Orders
Criminal Law Proceedings
Guardianship & Administration Orders
Care & Protection Proceedings
Who we are and what we do
RUAH 2021 -22 Annual Report
RUAH 2020-21 Annual Report
MHLC 2019-20 Annual Report
MHLC 2018-19 Annual Report
MHLC 2017-18 Annual Report
Diversity and Inclusion
Stretch Reconciliation Action Plan
Learn more about the legal advice and representation and non-legal support we provide at Ruah Legal Services.
What are Involuntary Treatment Orders?
What are Mental Health Tribunal Hearings?
Treatment Options for Mental Illness
There are a number of treatments available in WA for patients with mental illness. This brochure provides an overview of the psychiatric treatments provided by recognised mental health services in WA.
Involuntary Patient Orders
An involuntary patient is a person who is ordered by a psychiatrist to accept mental health treatment without their consent.
Community Treatment Orders
An involuntary patient may be placed on a Community Treatment Order to live in the community and receive treatment.
Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
This brochure is designed to provide a basic understanding of the legal rules around the use of ECT in Western Australia.
Work and Development Permit Scheme
The Work and Development Permit (WDP) Scheme helps people experiencing hardship to pay their court fines through means other than financial.
Fitness to Stand Trial
If a person is accused of a crime, they need to have the mental capacity to understand and take part in the court process.
Guardianship and Administration Orders – What are they?
How to Change a Guardianship or Administration Order
What does a Guardianship or Administration Order Hearing look like in the State Administrative Tribunal?
Guardianship and Administration
A Guardianship Order can be put in place to help a person make important personal life decisions when they cannot do so themselves, usually because they have amental illness or disability. Ruah Legal Services and MHLC can help you with legal advice and representation if you are the subject of a Guardianship Order application or your Guardianship Order is being reviewed by the State Administrative Tribunal.
An Administration Order can be put in place to help a person manage their financial affairs when they cannot do so themselves, because they have a mental illness or disability. The MHLC can help you with legal advice and representation if you are the subject of an Administration Order application or your Administration Order is being reviewed by the State Administrative Tribunal.
Care and Protection Service
Learn more about this innovative service that brings together experienced lawyers and dedicated community Key Workers to provide wrap-around legal and non-legal social support to families facing child protection proceedings.
Care and Protection Service Evaluation Snapshot
This snapshot provides an interim overview of the Care and Protection Service with data from 1 September 2020 until 31 December 2021.