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Safewards Victoria 4th Annual Forum

The Office of the Chief Mental Health Nurse are proud to host the Safewards Victoria 4th Annual Forum to be held in October 2019 at the MCG. The theme for this year is embracing diversity and innovation. 

View more information on Safewards Victoria 4th Annual Forum flyer.

Safewards Victoria forum presentations and video

Five presentations from the Safewards annual forum that took place in September 2017 are available on this page. A video of a presentation by Cora Browne is also available to view, including her rendition of the Safewards song - a memorable experience! (Video requires Chrome, Firefox or Safari browsers.)

Safewards launched for all mental health services

The Safewards Victoria Annual Forum was launched at a gathering of mental health service stakeholders on Thursday 15th September 2016. 

Safewards Victoria encourages practical techniques and interventions developed in collaboration with patients, to reduce conflict and harmful behaviour, and ensure patients and staff to work better together to achieve positive mental health outcomes.

Services can access a number of resources to implement the program in their mental health services.All Mental health services are invited to join the Safewards Victoria Community of Practice.

Reviewed 02 February 2018


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