Seclusion and Restraint Data

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.

Mental Health Complaint Handling Guidelines

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 organisation.

The link to the Guidelines page on the HaDSCO website is:

https://www.hadsco.wa.gov.au/providers/mental_health_complaints_guidelines.cfm