Chief Psychiatrist congratulates Professor Helen Milroy – 2021 WA Australian of the Year

Dr Nathan Gibson – Chief Psychiatrist congratulates Professor Helen Milroy on her recognition as the 2021 WA Australian of the Year.

Professor Milroy is a highly respected expert in the field of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and has made significant contributions to the fields of research, education and training in Aboriginal and child mental health with a particular focus on grief and trauma. Her contribution to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has been invaluable in furthering the commitment to trauma informed care. Her recognition as WA’s 2021 Australian of the Year is welcome news for the field of mental health in Western Australia.

Professor Milroy was also recently awarded the 2020 Australian Mental Health Prize

WA Seclusion and Restraint Data: 2019-2020

The Chief Psychiatrist is committed to reducing the rate of restrictive practices, seclusion and restraint, in Western Australia (WA).  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 2019 – 2020 financial year (1 July 2019 – 30 June 2020) is now available.

WA Seclusion and Restraint Data 2019 – 2020: Quarters 1-2, 3-4, and Financial Year

(note – figures updated 03/11/2020)