All mental health services and hospitals working with people with a mental illness should reduce – and where possible eliminate – the use of restrictive practices.
There is a practical framework for health services and professionals in Victoria, which provides guidance to reduce the use of restrictive practices such as restraint and seclusion, and to promote a culture of safety and recovery.
Framework for reducing restrictive interventions
The framework helps staff plan and design services that reduce and try to eliminate restrictive interventions.
Safety training resources to reduce restrictive interventions
Creating Safety is a training program to help services reduce restraint and seclusion in acute inpatient units.
Assessment of inpatient services
Recommendations to safeguard and monitor quality care in inpatient units where people face acute and varied needs.
Reviewed 28 May 2015