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Independent Patient Rights Advisors (IPRA's)

Independent Patient rights Advisors (IPRAS) provide independent advice to people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness and are currently receiving treatment through public mental health services and Hospitals. IPRAs may also provide advice to nominated support persons, family members, carers and other support people.

 

IPRAs can help you to understand how to:

  • know your rights under the Mental Health Act 2016 (Qld)Picture of a young man smiling in front of bright coloured lights at a fairground.

  • express your views about treatment and care

  • access legal advice and support for Mental Health Review Tribunal appearances

  • express concerns and make complaints

  • understand the benefits of making an Advance Health Directive and the steps involved to create one.

 

To contact your local IPRA, refer to the list below:

 

Cairns Independent Patient Right Advisor (IPRA)

  • Phone: 0427 973 467 or 0409 701 095
  • Email: CHHHS.IPRA@health.qld.gov.au

 

Townsville Independent Patient Right Advisor (IPRA)

  • Phone: (07) 4433 5065, (07) 4433 1399, or mobile 0436 655 256, 0409 064 008
  • Email: TSV-IPRA@health.qld.gov.au

 

Mackay Independent Patient Right Advisor (IPRA)

  • Phone: 0438 389 906
  • Email: MHHSIPRA@health.qld.gov.au 

 

Central Qld Independent Patient Right Advisor (IPRA)

  • Phone: (07) 4920 6956 general intake, or mobile 0439 522 806, 0417 964 601
  • Email: CQ_IPRA@health.qld.gov.au

 

Wide Bay Independent Patient Right Advisor (IPRA)

  • Phone: 0447 750 516
  • Email: WideBayIPRA@health.qld.gov.au

 

Sunshine Coast Independent Patient Right Advisor (IPRA)

  • Phone: (07) 5470 5546, (07) 5470 5383, or mobile 0459 894 874, 0459 894 876
  • Email: SC-IPRA@health.qld.gov.au  

 

Darling Downs Independent Patient Right Advisor (IPRA)

  • Phone: 0408 473 151
  • Email: IPRA.DDHHS@health.qld.gov.au 

 

West Moreton Independent Patient Right Advisor (IPRA)

  • Phone: (07) 3810 1413
  • Email: WMH_IPRA@health.qld.gov.au

 

Gold Coast Independent Patient Right Advisor (IPRA)

  • Phone: 1800 316 678
  • Email: IPRA_GCHHS@health.qld.gov.au

 

Childrens Health Qld Independent Patient Right Advisor (IPRA)

  • Phone: (07) 3310 9457, or mobile 0476 830 919
  • Email: CHQ_IPRA@health.qld.gov.au  

 

Metro North Independent Patient Right Advisor (IPRA)

  • Phone: 1300 477 243
  • Email: IPRABrisbane@aftercare.com.au

 

Metro South Independent Patient Right Advisor (IPRA)

  • Phone: 1300 477 243
  • Email: IPRABrisbane@aftercare.com.au

 

Cape Independent Patient Right Advisor (IPRA)

  • Phone: 0427 973 467 or 0409 701 095
  • Email: CHHHS.IPRA@health.qld.gov.au

 

South West Qld Independent Patient Right Advisor (IPRA)

  • Phone: 0408 473 151
  • Email: IPRA.DDHHS@health.qld.gov.au

 

North West Qld Independent Patient Right Advisor (IPRA)

  • Phone: (07) 4433 1399 or 0409 064 008
  • Email: TSV-IPRA@health.qld.gov.au

 

Central West Qld Independent Patient Right Advisor (IPRA)

  • Phone: (07) 4920 6956
  • Email: CQ_IPRA@health.qld.gov.au

 

Department of Health - Statewide Coordinator, Office of the Chief Psychiatrist

  • Phone: (07) 3328 9243 or mobile 0472 846 365
  • Email: IPRA-Network@health.qld.gov.au

(Above IPRA contacts correct as of Feb 2018)