The Chief Psychiatrist is committed to reducing the rate of restrictive practices, seclusion and restraint, in Western Australia (WA). Nationally, WA has been a leader in reducing the rates of restrictive practices. In order to promote transparency in the use of restrictive practices in WA, the Chief Psychiatrist has committed to publishing the rates of seclusion and restraint bi-annually for each authorised mental health service.
The rates of seclusion and restraint for the first two quarters of the 2018-19 financial year can be found here: WA Seclusion and Restraint Data.
On September 3 – 4, 2018, over 100 leaders from nearly 20 countries convened at the Zero Suicide International 4 summit in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Here they designed the revision of the 2015 International Zero Suicide.
Moving Beyond the Tipping Point – Zero Suicide International 4
The Health and Disability
Services Complaints Office (HaDSCO) has now finalised and released the Guidelines
for handling complaints about mental health services for service providers to use as a reference tool and
develop complaint handling systems appropriate to the needs of their
The link to the Guidelines page on the HaDSCO website is:
Also see the HaDSCO Information Sheet for Mental Health Service Complaints.