Videos have been developed for the Safewards model and each of the ten interventions. These videos describe the model and interventions and demonstrate how the interventions look in practice.
An introduction by Anna Love, Chief Mental Health Officer, to Safewards resources.
Resources to assist mental health workers in presenting bad news to patients.
Resource describing methods for assisting patients to calm down using their own coping mechanisms.
Resource outlining implementation of clear mutual expectations in mental health facilities.
Discharge messages provide a further method to imbue hope and convey the benefits of admission.
Resource to assist mental health workers with relationship building with consumers
Help and assistance patients give one another is highly valued by them. Mutual help meetings assist in facilitating discussions to help patients support one another.
Resource about using positive words to describe patient's behaviour at handover, to help avoid a negative or unbalanced view on any extreme behaviour.
Resources for mental health workers to assist in providing reassurance to patients.
Description of the Safewards model for mental health facilities.
An intervention which provides some ways to avoid confrontations which often occur in the daily demands of the ward.
Resource outlining methods for mental health workers to talk to patients to calm them down if they have become upset or agitated.
Reviewed 05 July 2016